Release Number 6156-11

December 7, 2011

CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Issues Guidebook for Part 20 Reports

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Market Oversight today issued a Guidebook for Part 20 Reports providing additional guidance and detailed instructions for submitting large swaps trader reports to the Commission.

On July 22, 2011, the Commission published a new Part 20 of the Commission’s Regulations in the Federal Register that requires large trader reports for physical commodity swaps. Clearing organizations and clearing members were required to begin reporting on cleared swaps on November 21, 2011, and are required to begin reporting on uncleared swaps on January 20, 2012. In addition, the Division requires fully compliant month-end open interest reports to be collected beginning in September 2011 through February 2012 and submitted to the Commission by March 20, 2012.

The Guidebook includes a data dictionary for mapping data elements to a record layout, interim and final reporting formats and record layouts for the submission of reports and 102S filings, and multiple examples for converting and reporting swaps in futures equivalent units.

Last Updated: December 7, 2011