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  • November 20, 2015

    CFTC to Discontinue Collecting and Issuing Reports on Index Investment Data

    Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today (CFTC or Commission) announced that it will discontinue the collection and release of the monthly Index Investment Data Report (IID Report) for select commodity index position data. This data collection predates the enhanced reporting regime implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act and the IID Reports are not being utilized when compared to larger Commission reporting initiatives.

    The final release of the IID Report will be issued on November 25, 2015, for data collected from the month of October 2015.

    Prepared as an outgrowth of the Commission’s efforts to develop and publish a periodic supplemental report on over-the-counter swap dealer activity, the IID Report is a compilation of commodity index investment position data derived from information requests to swap dealers and various index traders. The CFTC began releasing this data in September 2009 on a quarterly basis until June 30, 2010, when it began to be published monthly.

    This data collection predates the enhanced regulatory reporting regime implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act. The Commission recognizes that an array of market participants were subject to this data collection independent of existing CFTC reporting requirements and expended significant resources in preparing their submissions. The Commission also notes a low level of interest in the resulting published data. Commission website traffic data indicates that there has been limited viewing of IID Reports in comparison to other Commission reports, with a consistent decline in interest from 2011 to present. It has been determined that it is no longer practical for the Commission to continue the data collection, assemblage, and dissemination of the IID Report.

    Refer to the Index Investment Data and the Explanatory Notes on the Commissions website for additional information.

    Last Updated: November 20, 2015

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