Co-authored by Blake J. Brockway.

The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission will hold a public roundtable on Thursday, August 9 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss customer protection requirements for futures commission merchants (FCMs). The roundtable is scheduled to discuss: (i) self-regulatory organization (SRO) examination requirements for FCMs; (ii) CFTC oversight of SRO examination programs; (iii) the role of independent certified public accountants in the examination process; and (iv) customer protection requirements for FCMs, including various proposals related to customer-segregated funds.

The CFTC press release containing further information regarding the roundtable is available here.