On October 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and its clearing members that are registered futures commission merchants with regard to foreign futures contracts currently listed or that will be listed in the future for trading on the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME) and cleared by the CME. The order allows the commingling of funds related to such foreign futures contracts with customer funds related to futures contracts in accounts segregated in accordance with Section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act.

The order expands a previous CFTC order, which pertained to a more limited scope of DME contracts.

The CFTC’s announcement is available here.