Release Number 7354-16

April 5, 2016

CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee to Meet on April 26, 2016

Washington, DC - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting on April 26, 2016 at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters.

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

The MRAC will describe and discuss how well the derivatives markets are currently functioning, including the impact and implications of the evolving structure of these markets on the movement of risk across market participants. Specifically, the MRAC will describe and discuss:

  • How effectively end-users and other market participants, in different asset classes (e.g., energy, rates), are able to find counterparties for transactions, receive accurate pricing and volume information, and otherwise access the markets; and
  • The extent and nature of the current use of portfolio compression and related services, and the benefits and challenges posed by portfolio compression activity in the derivatives markets.

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 Conference Room
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


Tuesday, April 26, 2016


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

Viewing/Listening Instructions: Watch the live webcast at 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 May 10, 2016. 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: April 5, 2016