CFTC Staff to Host a Public Roundtable to Discuss Additional Customer Protections

CFTC Staff to Host a Public Roundtable to Discuss Additional Customer Protections

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that staff will hold a public roundtable on Thursday, August 9, 2012, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., to discuss customer protection requirements for futures commission merchants (FCMs). The objective of the roundtable is to gather public input on a variety of ideas to further protect customers.

Specifically, the discussion will focus on Self-Regulatory Organization (SRO) requirements for examinations of FCMs and CFTC oversight of SRO examination programs, the role of the independent CPA in the examination process, and protection requirements for FCMs, including proposals from the CFTC’s staff and various proposed alternatives to the current system for segregating customer funds….”

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