The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has requested public comment on a request submitted by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) for an order pursuant to Section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act. The requested order would permit the CME and futures commission merchants clearing through the CME to commingle collateral deposited by customers for credit default swaps cleared by the CME with funds segregated on behalf of futures customers.

The comment period for the CME’s request closes on September 14. The CFTC’s press release regarding the CME request is available here, and the CME’s petition is available here.