Legal Entity Identifiers

CFTC Amended Order for Mutual Acceptance of LEIs

On June 10, the CFTC issued an amended order that revises an order issued on July 23, 2012, expanding the list of approved providers of Legal Entity Identifiers (LEIs) that can be used by registered entities and swap counterparties when complying with the CFTC’s swap data reporting regulations.  The amended order provides that in addition to LEIs issued by DTCC-SWIFT, the CFTC will recognize LEIs issued by WM Datenservice following recognition by ESMA of DTCC-SWIFT CFTC Interim Compliant Indicators under European reporting regulations.  The amended order also sets forth the conditions for future acceptance of LEIs from additional providers.  CFTC ReleaseCFTC Amended Order.

CFTC No-Action Letters

From December 14 through December 31, 2012, the CFTC released the following no-action letters: