Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading Environments
On September 12, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') published in the Federal Register a Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading Environments (``Concept Release''). The Concept Release addresses the evolution from human-centered to automated trading environments and seeks comment on a series of pre-trade risk controls, post-trade measures, system safeguards and other protections applicable to trading platforms and other categories of market participants. Its original comment period closed on December 11, 2013. For the reasons set forth below, the Commission is reopening the comment period for the Concept Release beginning on January 21, 2014. Interested parties may submit comments on or before February 14, 2014.