CFTC proposal to expand swap data reporting criticised

Increasing the number of reporting fields ‘doesn’t necessarily add a ton of value’, market participants argue

CFTC proposal would require swap data reports to include 31 elements

A proposal by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to increase the amount of data points market participants have to report over the life cycle of a swap transaction "will compound the problem of data quality", a Goldman Sachs managing director has warned.

The CFTC released its draft technical standards for certain swap data elements for public comment on December 22, 2015. In the proposal, agency staff identified 31 trade life cycle events – including compressions, novations and

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