CFTC Reduces Risk for Customer Funds Held by Derivatives Clearing Organizations by Expanding Investment Options


On July 19, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC“) approved an order that allows registered derivatives clearing organizations (“DCOs“) to invest customer euro cash in French and German sovereign debt. Allowing DCOs to invest customer euro cash in high-quality European sovereign debt poses less risk than the current practice of holding customer euro cash at commercial banks. To read the full release, click here.