The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced that it will be holding a public meeting on Tuesday, October 26 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern to consider the issuance of several proposed rulemakings. Proposed rulemakings under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act that will be discussed at the meeting include:

  • prohibition of market manipulation and disruptive trade practices;
  • provisions common to registered entities;
  • removing any reference to or reliance on credit ratings in CFTC regulations and proposing alternatives; and
  • process of review of swaps for mandatory clearing.

In addition, the CFTC will consider one proposed rulemaking not arising out of the Dodd-Frank Act involving CFTC Rule 1.25, the investment of customer funds and funds held in an account for foreign futures and foreign options transactions.

The meeting will be webcast on the Internet, and the audio feed of the meeting will be available on a listen-only conference call.

The webcast of the meeting can be accessed at The listen-only conference call can be dialed in to at 1-866-844-9416, with a pass code of 28228.

The Federal Register releases concerning the proposed rulemakings to be discussed can be accessed here.