Release Number 7190-15

June 22, 2015

CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight to Host Public Roundtable Regarding the Made Available to Trade Process

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (Division) will hold a public roundtable on July 15, 2015, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. to discuss the Commodity Exchange Act’s trade execution requirement and the process of making Made Available to Trade (MAT) determinations. The roundtable will discuss: (1) approaches to mandatory exchange trading in various jurisdictions; (2) academic perspectives on, and data-based assessment of, MAT; and (3) industry analysis of the MAT process.

The roundtable will be held in the Conference Center at the CFTC’s headquarters at Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. The roundtable discussion will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Persons requiring special accommodations to attend the meeting because of a disability should notify Stephanne Player at 202-418-5255. Members of the public may also listen via a listen-only toll-free telephone line and should be prepared to provide their first name, last name and affiliation. Following the Roundtable, a transcript of the proceedings will be posted on

Listening information:


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Tentative Agenda for the Public MAT Roundtable Discussion:


Opening Remarks

Panel 1: Mandatory Exchange Trading Requirements in Various Jurisdictions

Panel 2: Assessing MAT: Academic Perspectives on, and Data-Based Assessment of, MAT

Panel 3: Industry Analysis of the MAT Process

Closing Remarks

A list of participants will follow (see Related Links).

Members of the public wishing to submit their views on the topics addressed at the roundtable may do so via:

  • Paper submission to Christopher Kirkpatrick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington , D.C. 20581; or
  • Comments may be submitted electronically through the CFTC’s Comments Online Process and following the instructions on “How to Submit a Comment.”

All comments related to this roundtable must be submitted by August 17, 2015 and will be posted on the CFTC’s website. All submissions to the CFTC in either electronic form or on paper may be published on the Commission’s website without review or removal of personally identifying information.































Last Updated: July 10, 2015