Title

CFTC Issues COVID-19 Related Relief for Futures and Swap Market Participants
Client Memorandum

Created date

3/17/2020

The CFTC today joined other U.S. financial regulators in providing coronavirus (COVID-19) related relief from certain regulatory requirements. This relief is designed to help CFTC-registered swap dealers, futures commission merchants (FCMs), introducing brokers, swap execution facilities (SEFs), designated contract markets (DCMs) and other market participants whose operations may be disrupted by the pandemic. The relief is targeted at requirements that may be difficult for market participant to meet because of social distancing measures, including personnel working away from their usual offices.