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Joint Statement by Jonathan Hill and Timothy Massad on CCP equivalence

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op donderdag 7 mei 2015.

Jonathan Hill, European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, and Timothy Massad, Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), met in Brussels on Thursday to continue their discussions on a possible equivalence decision by the European Commission for central counterparties (CCPs) that are regulated and supervised by the CFTC.

As home to the world's two largest derivatives markets, we are committed to ensuring financial stability by ensuring an appropriate treatment of risks, as well as ensuring market participants can operate cross border in a global marketplace.

Discussions are constructive and progressing. They have been mutually satisfactory on the issue of the ability for both sides to potentially defer to each other's rules.

Commissioner Hill and Chairman Massad agreed to continue their discussions with the aim of finalising an approach by the summer.

STATEMENT/15/4944

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