Release: 5736-09
For Release: October 19, 2009

CFTC’s Office of International Affairs to Host International Symposium and Training Program on Regulation of Derivative Products, Markets and Financial Intermediaries

Chicago program expected to draw more than 75 participants.

Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Office of International Affairs, in conjunction with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will host its annual International Symposium and Training program from October 18-23, 2009, at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

This year’s meeting is expected to draw more than 75 international market authorities and panelists from more than 30 countries, including: Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.

Speakers from the CFTC, the International Monetary Fund, the National Futures Association, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago and New York, and academia, among others, will present and lead discussions in a wide range of topics.

The sessions will address such topics as: the implications of current over-the-counter regulatory initiatives; the clearing process and the supervision of clearinghouses; hedge fund regulation; the role of speculators in creating asset bubbles; market surveillance issues related to detecting, deterring and combating market abuse; and emissions markets.

“International coordination is essential to ensure comprehensive regulation of the derivatives marketplace,” CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler observed. “The CFTC’s international training program is a forum for regulators to share ideas on how to best meet new challenges.”

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Last Updated: October 19, 2009