The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have approved for publication in the Federal Register a request for comment that is expected to assist in conducting a joint study on international swap regulation.
Section 719(c) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires that the CFTC and the SEC jointly study and then report to Congress on swap regulation and clearinghouse regulation in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The report to Congress must identify areas of regulation that are similar and other areas of regulation that could be harmonized. In addition, the report must identify major swap contracts, dealers, exchanges, clearinghouses, and regulators in each geographic area, and must describe the methods for clearing swaps and systems used for setting margin in each area.
Comments must be received on or before 60 days after publication in the Federal Register.