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RELEASE: pr5759-09

  • Release: 5759-09
    For Release: December 4, 2009

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet December 9, 2009

    Committee to discuss global financial regulatory reform and bankruptcy issues.

    Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will convene a meeting of its Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) on Wednesday, December 9, 2009, to obtain the views of futures industry professionals and market participants on global financial regulatory reform and bankruptcy issues. The Committee is comprised of individuals representing various U.S. and foreign exchanges, self-regulatory organizations, intermediaries, market users and traders, with extensive experience and expertise involving global futures markets issues. The Committee will also host David Wright from the European Commission to discuss issues of mutual importance to U.S. and European policy makers.

    This will be the second meeting of the Committee under the leadership of Commissioner Jill E. Sommers, who the Commission appointed to chair the GMAC in February, 2008. “The Commission is very honored to be hosting Mr. Wright and hopes for a productive meeting involving many current issues of global importance,” said Commissioner Sommers.

    The meeting is open to the public. The meeting will also be webcast via the internet and audio of the meeting will be available via a listen-only conference call.


    Global Markets Advisory Committee meeting


    CFTC Headquarters lobby-level Hearing Room
    1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


    December 9, 2009


    1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Viewing/Listening Information:

    The CFTC has made available the following options to access the meeting:

    1. Watch a live broadcast of the meeting via webcast on

    2. Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a live audio feed.

    Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. Conference call information is listed below:

    Domestic Toll Free: (866) 312-4390
    International Toll: (404) 537-3379
    The conference ID: 44518157
    Call leader name: GMAC

    Media Contacts
    Scott Schneider

    R. David Gary

    Last Updated: December 4, 2009