Release Number 7269-15

October 26, 2015

CFTC Issues Order of Exemption from Registration as a Derivatives Clearing Organization to Japan Securities Clearing Corporation

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) today issued an order of exemption from registration as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) to Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC). The Commission issued this order based on its authority under Section 5b(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act.

This provision permits the Commission to exempt a clearing organization from DCO registration for the clearing of swaps to the extent that the Commission determines that such clearing organization is subject to comparable, comprehensive supervision by appropriate government authorities in the clearing organization’s home country. Subject to the terms and conditions of the order, JSCC is permitted to clear proprietary interest rate swap positions of U.S. persons that are clearing members of JSCC or affiliates of such clearing members.

See JSCC Order under Related Links.

Last Updated: October 26, 2015