Release Number 8288-20

CFTC and SEC to Hold a Joint Open Meeting on October 22

October 15, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath P. Tarbert today announced the CFTC will hold a joint open meeting with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. (EDT). The meeting will be held virtually. 

The Commissions will consider the following: 

  • Joint Final Rule: Customer Margin Rules Relating to Security Futures – The Commissions will consider whether to adopt rule amendments to align the minimum margin required on security futures with other similar financial products.
  • Request for comment: Portfolio Margining of Uncleared Swaps and Non-Cleared Security-Based Swaps – The Commissions will consider whether to issue a request for comment on the portfolio margining of uncleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps. The request for comment would solicit comment on all aspects of the portfolio margining of uncleared swaps, non-cleared security-based swaps, and related positions, including on the merits, benefits, and risks of portfolio margining these types of positions, and on any regulatory, legal, and operational issues associated with portfolio margining them. 

Members of the public may access a live feed via streaming or phone. The live feed will also be streamed at Persons requiring special accommodations to access to the virtual meeting because of disabilities should email [email protected].


Joint CFTC-SEC Open Meeting


Virtual Meeting


Thursday, October 22, 2020


10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

Viewing/Listening Instructions: To access the live meeting feed, use the dial-in numbers below or stream at A live feed can also be streamed through the CFTC’s YouTube channel. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation, if applicable. Materials presented at the meeting, if any, will be made available online.

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