CFTC Extends No-Action Relief to SEFs and DCMs From Certain CFTC Regulations for Correction of Errors


On May 30, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission‘s (“CFTC“) Division of Market Oversight and Division of Clearing and Risk issued a no-action letter extending the relief provided in CFTC Letter No. 16-58, which expires on June 15, 2017. That no-action letter provides relief from certain CFTC regulations to permit swap execution facilities (“SEFs“) and designated contract markets (“DCMs“) to correct clerical or operational errors that caused a swap to be rejected for clearing and thus become void. The no-action letter also permits SEFs and DCMs to correct clerical or operational errors discovered after a swap has been cleared. The letter extends the relief until the effective date of any revised CFTC regulations regarding methods of execution requirements and pre-arranged trading. Release. Full Letter.