Amended and Restated Order Designating the Provider of Legal Entity Identifiers To Be Used in Recordkeeping and Swap Data Reporting Pursuant to the Commission's Regulations
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') has issued an Amended and Restated Order to extend the Commission's designation of the Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation (``DTCC'') and Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (``SWIFT'') joint venture (``DTCC-SWIFT'') as the provider of legal entity identifiers, or ``LEIs,'' pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act and the Commission's regulations. DTCC-SWIFT's designation was made by Commission order issued on July 23, 2012. The designation was made for a term of two years. The Amended and Restated Order amends the Commission's order of July 23, 2012, as previously amended on June 7, 2013, to extend DTCC-SWIFT's designation for an additional one year, while the terms of transition to a fully operational global LEI system are finalized and implemented. Consistent with the terms of the Commission's order of July 23, 2012, as amended on June 7, 2013, the Amended and Restated Order permits registered entities and swap counterparties subject to the Commission's jurisdiction to comply with the specified legal entity identifier requirements of the Commission's regulations by using identifiers issued by DTCC-SWIFT, or any other pre-Local Operating Unit (``pre-LOU'') that has been endorsed by the Regulatory Oversight Committee of the global LEI system as being globally acceptable and as issuing globally acceptable legal entity identifiers.