Quantitative Messaging Research
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``CFTC'' or ``Commission'') is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a proposed collection of information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (``PRA''), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information and to allow 30 days for public comment. The CFTC's Office of Consumer Outreach (OCO) develops campaigns to change consumer behaviors so that consumers can better avoid fraud as defined under the Commodities Exchange Act. The CFTC is posing survey questions to the public. This survey will include screening questions to identify the correct respondents and questions to determine optimal messages to help consumers identify, avoid, and report financial fraud as part of a consumer-facing anti-fraud campaign. This survey will follow qualitative message testing research (for which CFTC received fast- track OMB approval) and is necessary to identify, with statistical validation, which of these messages most effectively help consumers to identify, avoid, and report financial fraud.
Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants; Clerical or Ministerial Employees
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting an amendment to its regulations to clarify certain responsibilities of a swap dealer or major swap participant regarding its employees who solicit, accept or effect swaps in a clerical or ministerial capacity.