Release Number 6585-13

May 9, 2013

CFTC to Hold Open Meeting to Consider Trade Execution Rules; Anti-Disruptive Trading Practices Guidance

Commission will consider the “pre-trade” transparency module that includes the swaps block rule, the swap execution facility rule and the made available to trade rule.

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler today announced the Commission will hold a public meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at 10:00 am.


  • public meeting to consider:
    • Procedures to Establish Appropriate Minimum Block Sizes for Large Notional Off-Facility Swaps and Block Trades (Swaps Block Rule)
    • Process for a Designated Contract Market or Swap Execution Facility to Make a Swap Available to Trade under Section 2(h)(8) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA); Swap Transaction Compliance and Implementation Schedule; Trade Execution Requirement Under Section 2(h) of the CEA (Made Available to Trade Rule)
    • Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs)
    • Anti-disruptive Practices Authority – Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement


    CFTC Headquarters Conference Center, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


    Thursday, May 16, 2013, 10:00 am

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    Last Updated: May 9, 2013