Improvements in the Infrastructure for OTC Derivatives


The managements of the derivatives industry participants: the Asset Management Group (AMG) of SIFMA, AllianceBernstein, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Barclays Capital, Blackrock, Inc., BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, BNP Paribas, Citadel LLC, Citi, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank AG, D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P., DW Investment Management LP, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Goldman Sachs Asset Management, L.P., HSBC Group, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., J.P. Morgan, Managed Funds Association, Morgan Stanley, Pacific Investment Management Company, LLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group, Société Générale, UBS AG, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., and Wellington Management Company, LLP provide comments in the form of a commitment letter to global regulatory supervisors on improvements in the infrastructure for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

The global regulatory supervisors that received this industry commitment letter include: the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Connecticut State Banking Department, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, the French Prudential Supervisory Authority (Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel – ACP), the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority, the Japan Financial Services Agency, the New York State Banking Department, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority, and the United Kingdom Financial Services Authority.