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CFTC Announces Climate-Related Agenda for June 12 Public Meeting

On June 5, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the agenda for the upcoming Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) public meeting that will focus on climate-related financial market risks.

Specifically, MRAC members and guests will conduct a series of panels discussing (1) potential climate change impact on the stability of the global financial system, (2) domestic and international policy initiatives and supervisory approaches to addressing climate-related risks on the financial market, (3) market participant approaches to such risks, including key risk management, governance and disclosure considerations, and (4) the related challenges ahead for regulators and market participants.

In addition, the Interest Rate Benchmark Reform Subcommittee regarding LIBOR transition will provide a status report, and Steven Maijoor, the chair of the European Securities and Markets Authority, will give a presentation on European Market Infrastructure Regulation 2.2, central counterparty stress testing and Brexit.

The MRAC meeting will be held on June 12.

More information is available here.

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Kevin M. Foley, Finance Lawyer, Katten Llaw Firm
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Kevin M. Foley has extensive experience in commodities law and advises a wide range of clients, both in the United States and abroad, on compliance with the Commodity Exchange Act and the rules of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) affecting traditional exchange-traded products, as well as the over-the-counter markets involving swaps and other derivative instruments. His clients include futures commission merchants, derivatives clearing organizations, designated contract markets, foreign boards of trade and an industry trade association.

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Timothy Kertland concentrates his practice on transactional, corporate and regulatory aspects of financial services matters. Timothy is able to provide legal services to a wide variety of clients including proprietary trading firms, hedge funds, broker-dealers, registered investment advisers, and commodity trading advisers.

While in law school, Timothy served as an editor of the Virginia Tax Review. As a first-year law student, he represented the University of Virginia School of Law at the National Transactional LawMeets Competition.

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