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CFTC Staff Issues Time-Limited No-Action Letter for Canadian Swap Dealers Concerning Quarterly Risk Exposure Reports

May 30, 2014



WASHINGTON, May 30 -- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued the following news release:

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight today issued a time-limited no-action letter that provides relief to each of the five Canadian banks that are registered with the CFTC as swap dealers. The five Canadian banks covered by the no-action letter are: the Bank of Montreal, the Bank of Nova Scotia, the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, the Royal Bank of Canada, and the Toronto Dominion Bank.

The letter provides no-action relief with respect to the requirement that swap dealers furnish risk exposure reports on a quarterly basis, as mandated by Regulation 23.600. In particular, the letter provides time-limited no-action relief covering the quarterly risk exposure reports for any fiscal quarter ending on or before July 31, 2014. Accordingly, the five Canadian banks covered by the letter will be required to provide their first quarterly risk reports to the CFTC for the fiscal quarter ending on October 31, 2014.

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