Release Number 6493-13

January 11, 2013

CFTC Extends Public Comment Period on Rulemaking Enhancing Protections Afforded Customers and Customer Funds Held by Future Commission Merchants and Derivatives Clearing Organizations

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published in the Federal Register on November 14, 2012 a notice of proposed rulemaking that would adopt new regulations and amend existing regulations to require enhanced customer protections, risk management programs, internal monitoring and controls, capital and liquidity standards, customer disclosures, and auditing and examination programs for futures commission merchants (FCMs). Additionally, the proposed customer protection rule addressed certain related issues concerning derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) and chief compliance officers (CCOs). The comment period was set to close on January 14, 2013.

The Commission has decided to extend the comment period on the proposed customer protection rule to February 15, 2013.

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

Last Updated: January 11, 2013