Release Number 6351-12

September 11, 2012

CFTC Seeks Public Comment on Request from ICE Clear Europe for Order Permitting Portfolio Margining of Futures and Foreign Futures Contracts

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is requesting public comment on a petition submitted by ICE Clear Europe Limited (ICE Clear Europe) for an order pursuant to Section 4d(a) of the Commodity Exchange Act (Act). The petition requests an order that would permit ICE Clear Europe and its clearing members that are registered futures commission merchants to (1) commingle in an account subject to Section 4d(a) (a futures customer account) positions in futures and options, and foreign futures and foreign options, and related customer money, securities and property; and (2) portfolio margin such futures and options, and foreign futures and foreign options, in the futures customer account.

Comments regarding the request should be submitted on or before September 25, 2012.

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

Last Updated: September 11, 2012