CFTC Announces Agenda for the Public Meeting of the Technology Advisory Committee

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Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, the CFTC’s Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) will hold a public meeting at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For more information regarding the meeting, see CFTC News Release 6820-14. You can view the agenda under related links.

Panel I will focus on swap data reporting. The CFTC’s Division Directors will share their data successes and challenges, and plan to fix the data issues. In addition to providing the TAC and the public with some insight into the challenges facing the CFTC, the panel will also offer an opportunity for TAC members to make suggestions or ask questions regarding the CFTC’s data rules.

Panel II will focus on the CFTC’s Concept Release on Automated Trading Environments. The comment period for this release closed on December 11, 2013. This will be the first opportunity for a public discussion on the release and possible approaches moving forward. There will be a robust discussion of the release and the witnesses’ testimonies.

Panel III will first focus on the Made Available to Trade determinations. The witnesses for this panel commented on the Made Available to Trade submissions and raised important issues related to packaged transactions. In addition to addressing these important issues, there will be a discussion on various swap execution facility issues.

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