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CFTC Seeks Input on New Market Risk Advisory Committee

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is seeking comments on potential topics for discussion at future Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) meetings. The CFTC indicated that suggested discussion topics should (i) relate to matters of public concern to clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers, end-users and the CFTC regarding systemic issues that threaten the stability of the derivatives markets and other financial markets, and/or (ii) assist the CFTC in identifying and understanding the impact and implications of an evolving market structure and movement of risk across clearinghouses, exchanges, intermediaries, market makers and end-users. 

The CFTC additionally is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on the newly formed MRAC. The CFTC expects the MRAC to have approximately 20–25 members drawn from various entities with interests in the derivatives markets. 

More information is available here.

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Kevin M. Foley, Finance Lawyer, Katten Muchin law Firm

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.


James M. Brady, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Finance Attorney

James Brady concentrates his practice in financial services matters.

While in law school, James was an editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court. http://www.kattenlaw.com/James-Brady