CFTC approves Tradeweb Swap Execution Facility

Source: Tradeweb

Tradeweb Markets, the leading global provider of fixed income and derivatives marketplaces, announced it has received temporary registration approval for its two wholly-owned swap execution facilities (SEFs) from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The new Tradeweb SEFs for interest rate swaps and credit default swap indices provide market participants with the greatest flexibility to execute derivatives trades on regulated markets under Dodd-Frank. Operating two different technology platforms, the new Tradeweb SEFs will support a disclosed request-based market with an order book, and a separate anonymous central limit order book.

"Approval of our flexible SEF offerings is a major milestone for Tradeweb and our customers seeking choice in the ways they access liquidity in the evolving derivatives marketplace," said Lee Olesky, CEO of Tradeweb Markets. "As market participants continue to adapt their business to the new regulatory environment under Dodd-Frank, our derivatives platforms will provide institutional investors with the transparency and efficiency they need to trade with confidence."

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