U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division of Clearing and Risk Issues No-Action Relief from Swap Clearing Requirements

On January 8, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (the “CFTC”) Division of Clearing and Risk issued no-action relief to certain entities from the swap clearing requirements so long as certain conditions (outlined in the respective letters) are complied with. The covered entities include (1) small bank holding companies and savings and loan holding companies with consolidated assets of less than $10 billion and (2) Community Development Financial Institutions that have been certified by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Press Release. No-Action letter. No-Action Letter.