The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public roundtable on Thursday, May 31, to discuss the proposed regulations to implement Section 619 (commonly known as the Volcker Rule) of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Section 619 contains certain prohibitions and restrictions on the ability of banking entities to engage in proprietary trading and to have certain interests in, or relationships with, a hedge fund or private equity fund.

The first panel, starting at 9:30 a.m., will discuss the various hedging provisions and requirements of the CFTC's proposed Volcker Rule. The second panel, at 2:00 p.m., will discuss the market-making sections of the CFTC's proposed Volcker Rule. The roundtable is intended to  help the Commission by providing additional public input for the final rulemaking.

The roundtable will be held at the CFTC's Washington D.C. headquarters. Members of the public may also listen by telephone by calling (866) 844-9616 (passcode: CFTC). A transcript of the roundtable discussion will be published on the Commission's website.

Members of the public wishing to submit their views on the topics addressed at the roundtable may do so via:

  • Paper submission to David Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581.
  • Electronic submission by visiting http://comments.cftc.gov and following the instructions for submitting comments through the Commission's website.

All comments must be identified by RIN number 3038-AD05. All submissions may be published on the Commission's website, without review and without removal of personally identifying information.