On January 22 2016 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) granted permanent registration to 18 swap execution facilities that trade interest rate swaps and credit default swaps, all of which were previously operating under temporary registration status.

The swap execution facilities approved for registration are:

  • 360 Trading Networks Inc;
  • BGC Derivatives Markets, LP;
  • Bloomberg SEF LLC;
  • Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc;
  • GFI Swaps Exchange LLC;
  • ICAP Global Derivatives Limited;
  • ICE Swap Trade, LLC;
  • Javelin SEF, LLC;
  • LatAm SEF, LLC;
  • MarketAxess SEF Corporation;
  • SwapEx, LLC;
  • Thomson Reuters (SEF) LLC;
  • tpSEF Inc;
  • Tradition SEF, Inc;
  • trueEX LLC; and

The CFTC continues to review the registration of five remaining swap execution facilities that are currently operating under temporary registration status. More information regarding the CFTC-registered swap execution facilities is available at http://sirt.cftc.gov/SIRT/SIRT.aspx?Topic=SwapExecutionFacilities.

For further information on this topic please contact Donna M Parisi, Geoffrey B Goldman or Azam H Aziz at Shearman & Sterling LLP by telephone (+1 212 848 4000) or email ([email protected], [email protected] or [email protected]). The Shearman & Sterling website can be accessed at www.shearman.com.

This article was first published by the International Law Office, a premium online legal update service for major companies and law firms worldwide. Register for a free subscription.