The CFTC Divisions of Market Oversight, Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, and Clearing and Risk warned regulated entities "to prepare for the possibility that certain contracts may continue to experience extreme market volatility, low liquidity and possibly negative pricing."
The House Financial Services Committee considered (i) testimony from federal banking regulators on a broad range of concerns and (ii) several proposed bills imposing additional requirements on financial institutions.
The CFTC voted to propose amending its uncleared swap margin regulations to (i) extend the implementation date of initial margin requirements, and (ii) exempt certain transactions from uncleared margin requirements.
An SEC and CFTC joint proposal to (i) lower the minimum customer margin requirement for security futures and (ii) revise the margin offset table consistent with the proposed reduction was published in the federal register.
CFTC Commissioner Dawn D. Stump outlined "common sense" fixes on position limits, swap execution facilities, the treatment of non-U.S. central counterparty clearing, a cross-border swaps rule and the implementation of initial margin for uncleared swaps.