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Press Release: #5035-05
For Release: January 10, 2005

CFTC’s Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet January 12

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Global Markets Advisory Committee (GMAC) will meet Wednesday, January 12, 2005, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., in the lobby-level Hearing Room, of theCommission’s Washington, D.C. headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W.

The meeting is open to the public. A toll-free, listen-only, number is available to dial into the meeting: 800-659-4363. International callers please use: 816-650-0613. When prompted, callers should provide the name “Erin Shaw” as the Chairperson.

According to CFTC Commissioner Walter L. Lukken, chairman of the GMAC, topics expected to be discussed at the meeting include:

  • Developments regarding the currency regime of China, with presentations by officials of the U.S. Treasury Department and a representative of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange;
  • Segregated/secured funds discussion lead by the GMAC Subcommittee on Bankruptcy; and,
  • CFTC reauthorization, with updates by House and Senate staff.

The GMAC was created by the Commission for the purpose of obtaining input on international market issues that affect the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets and firms engaged in global business. A list of the GMAC membership is available at:

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