Release Number 8361-21

The Market Risk Advisory Committee Will Meet on February 23

February 08, 2021

— The Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST) via teleconference in accordance with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s implementation of social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Acting Chairman Rostin Behnam is the sponsor of the MRAC.

At this meeting, the MRAC will receive reports from its subcommittees: Climate-Related Market Risk, CCP Risk and Governance, Market Structure, and Interest Rate Benchmark Reform. The meeting will also include a discussion regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion in the derivatives industry as well as other related financial markets. A formal agenda for this meeting is forthcoming.

Members of the public may access a live feed via streaming or phone. The live feed will be streamed on Persons with disabilities who require special accommodations to listen to the meeting should notify Alicia Lewis, the MRAC Designated Federal Officer at (202) 418-5862 or [email protected].


Market Risk Advisory Committee




Tuesday, February 23, 2021


9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. EST

Viewing/Listening Instructions: To access the live audio feed, use the dial-in numbers below. 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 on

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Members of the public may submit public comments in connection with the meeting, identified by “Market Risk Advisory Committee,” by February 16, 2021. Statements may be submitted online. If you are unable to submit comments online, contact Ms. Lewis, via the contact information above, to discuss alternate means of submitting your comments. Statements submitted in connection with the committee meeting will be made available to the public, including publication on The meeting agenda may change to accommodate other MRAC priorities. For agenda updates and more information about this advisory committee, including its members, visit MRAC.

There are five active Advisory Committees overseen by the CFTC. They were created to provide advice and recommendations to the Commission on a variety of regulatory and market issues that affect the integrity and competitiveness of U.S. markets. These committees facilitate communication between the Commission and market participants, other regulators, and academics. The views, opinions, and information expressed by the Advisory Committees are solely those of the respective Advisory Committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Commission, its staff, or the U.S. government.