Release Number 7135-15

March 13, 2015

CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee to Meet on April 2, 2015

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that the Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting on April 2, 2015 at CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen is the sponsor of this Advisory Committee.

The MRAC will discuss issues related to: Current risk management techniques employed by Derivatives Clearing Organizations (DCOs) to ensure that the appropriate measures are in place to address the potential default of a significant clearing member; and the evolving structure of the derivatives markets, particularly with respect to Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs).

The meeting is open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen to the meeting via conference call using a domestic toll-free telephone or international toll or toll-free number to connect to a live, listen-only audio feed. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify Petal Walker at (202) 418–5794.


Market Risk Advisory Committee Meeting


CFTC Headquarters lobby-level Hearing Room
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


Thursday, April 2, 2014


10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Listening Instructions: To listen to the live audio feed, call the toll or toll-free numbers listed under Related Links. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation.

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Members of the public who wish to submit written statements in connection with the meeting should submit them by April 9, 2015. Written statements should be submitted by mail to: U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581, Attention: Office of the Secretary, or by electronic mail to: [email protected]. Please use the title "Market Risk Advisory Committee" on any written statement you submit. Any statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on the CFTC website

Last Updated: March 13, 2015