Article: The CFTC Roadmap and Christmas 2019

19 July 2017 | Alan McIntyre

On Monday the 10th of July the CFTC published this roadmap that gives a view of the trail leading to Christmas 2019. It might only be the start of Q3, 2017 but this ten-page document means we can take a sneak peek under the tree and see what the 2019 Christmas pressies contain. There appear to be two gift-wrapped boxes:

  • A Review of SDR Operations
  • A Review of Reporting Workflows

Okay so perhaps not as exciting as Amazons finest wares but slightly more intriguing than just a pair of new socks! So what do these festive packages involve then.

The CFTC describe the Review of SDR Operations as:

  • Leverage existing SDR validation processes to improve consistency and completeness of data reporting
  • Work with SDRs to set up processes for rejecting swap data reports with missing or invalid data
  • Identify initial set of minimum validations, including blank/not blank validations and some allowable values and format validations where appropriate

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