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Fact Sheet: The CFTC’s Proposed 48-Hour Public Reporting Delays for Block Transactions Would Dramatically Reduce Transparency and Fair Competition in the Swaps Markets

On May 22, 2020, Better Markets filed a comment letter on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) recently proposed rulemakings to amend certain public swaps reporting and related regulations.  The CFTC’s proposals meritoriously address certain reporting issues.  However, the CFTC’s proposals include provisions that would dramatically increase opacity in the swaps markets by delaying public reporting timelines for all block transactions to 48 hours, repr