CFTC Approves Exemption from SEF Registration Requirement for Multilateral Trading Facilities and Organized Trading Facilities Authorized Within the EU

On December 8, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) announced the issuance of an order exempting certain multilateral trading facilities and organized trading facilities authorized within the European Union from the requirement to register with the CFTC as swap execution facilities. The order will become effective on January 3, 2018. Press Release. Order of Exemption.