The staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hold a public roundtable on Friday (Dec. 10) to discuss issues related to capital and margin requirements for swap dealers, security-based swap dealers, major swap participants and major security-based swap participants.

The roundtable, which will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST at CFTC headquarters in Washington, DC, is part of the rulemaking process to assist the agencies in implementing the regulatory reforms that have been mandated under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Interested parties can call (877) 951-7311 to listen to the roundtable (see Daily GPI, Dec. 2). The conference ID is 8978249.

The roundtable will consist of two panels, with the first panel addressing margin issues (margin methodologies and margin requirements for uncleared swaps; portfolio margining; margin and end-users; requirements for form and location of collateral; and legacy swap agreements), and the second panel addressing capital issues (establishing capital requirements for jointly registered entities, including broker-dealers; nonfinancial firms registered as swap entities; methods for computing regulatory capital; capital requirements for legacy swap positions; and capital requirements for major swaps).

E-mails on the roundtable can be sent to either CapMargin@CFTC.gov, or to rule-comments@sec.gov.

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