The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has announced the implementation of several new transparency initiatives announced by CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler in early July. These new initiatives, which took effect on September 4, include changes to the CFTC’s weekly “Commitments of Traders” reports to separately identify positions held by swaps dealers and professionally managed positions (such as those of hedge funds). Also on September 4, the CFTC began quarterly publication of a new report on index investment activity, based on data gathered through the CFTC’s ongoing special call for information on swap dealers and index traders.

The CFTC’s announcement is available here.