Release Number 5912-10

October 1, 2010

Statement by CFTC Chairman Gensler and SEC Chairman Schapiro on the Joint Report Regarding the Market Events of May 6th

Washington, DC– The staffs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today released a joint report presenting their findings regarding the market events of May 6, 2010.   The report will be presented to the Joint CFTC-SEC Advisory Committee on Emerging Regulatory Issues.  Twelve days after May 6th, the staffs of the Commissions released a preliminary report on the events of that day.

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler and SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro issued the following statement in connection with the report:

    “We appreciate the incredible effort of all the professionals at both agencies who have worked tirelessly, scouring the data, interviewing market participants and reconstructing the events of May 6th.  This report identifies what happened and reaffirms the importance of a number of the actions we have taken since that day.  We now must consider what other investor-focused measures are needed to ensure that our markets are fair, efficient and resilient, now and for years to come.”

Please refer to the Joint Report under Related Documents for additional information.

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Last Updated: October 2, 2010