On October 23rd, the CFTC published for public comment proposed new regulations to enhance protections for futures commissioner merchant customers and to strengthen the safeguards surrounding the holding of money, securities and other property deposited by customers with FCMs and derivatives clearing organizations. The proposals expand upon previous actions to enhance customer protections, including rolling back certain exemptions from investment standards for customer funds under Regulation 1.25 and the adoption of the legal segregation with operational commingling model for cleared swap transactions. Comments should be submitted within 60 days after publication in the Federal Register, which is expected shortly. CFTC Press Release.