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CFTC announces trade execution mandate for additional interest rate swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) division of market oversight has announced trueEX’s self-certification of available-to-trade determinations (MAT Determinations) for certain interest rate swap contracts.

This self-certification includes certain interest rate swap contracts made available to trade via an earlier determination that was deemed certified on 16 January 2014, as well as additional swap contracts.
 
Under Commission regulations, the additional swaps in this MAT Determination, whether listed or offered by trueEX or any other designated contract market (DCM) or swap execution facility (SEF), will become subject to the trade execution requirement under section 2(h)(8) of the Commodity Exchange Act 30 days after certification, on 21 February 2014.
 
All transactions involving swaps that are subject to the trade execution requirement must be executed through a DCM or a SEF. To the extent swaps subject to the trade execution requirement are executed on a SEF, they must be executed in accordance with the execution methods prescribed by Commission regulations.

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