Release Number 6145-11

November 21, 2011

CFTC Seeks Public Comment on Request from ICE Clear Credit for Order Permitting Portfolio Margining of Swaps and Security-Based Swaps in a Customer Account

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is requesting public comment on a petition submitted by ICE Clear Credit LLC (ICC) for an order pursuant to Section 4d(f) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). The petition requests an order that would set forth terms and conditions under which ICC and its clearing members that are dually registered as futures commission merchants and securities broker-dealers would be permitted to (1) commingle in an account subject to Section 4d(f) of the Act (a cleared swaps customer account) positions in swaps and security-based swaps and related customer money, securities and property; and (2) portfolio margin the swaps and security-based swaps held in the cleared swaps customer account.

Comments regarding the request should be submitted on or before December 22.

Comments may be submitted electronically through the CFTC’s Comments Online process. All comments will be posted on the Commission’s website.

Last Updated: November 22, 2011