Berkovitz calls for more clearing diversity, laments FCM fall

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By GlobalCapital
01 Aug 2019

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner Dan Berkovitz has called for an increase in the capacity and diversity of clearing services, citing the danger of a large clearing firm failing.

In a speech before the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in Colorado, CFTC commissioner Berkovitz highlighted figures showing a sharp decline in the number of registered futures commissions merchants (FCMs) that actively clear futures and options for customers — there are 55 firms today compared to 90 in 2007.

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