For Immediate Release
January 29, 2015

Canadian securities regulators publish consultation paper on OTC derivatives trading facilities

Calgary – The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) today published for comment CSA Consultation Paper 92-401 Derivatives Trading Facilities. The Consultation Paper proposes a framework for regulating facilities that bring together multiple buyers and multiple sellers of over-the counter (OTC) derivatives. The Consultation Paper also proposes that OTC derivatives that meet certain criteria may be required to trade exclusively on such regulated facilities.

“The goal of this proposed framework is to develop rules for OTC derivatives trading in the Canadian market that conform to international commitments,” said Bill Rice, Chair of the CSA and Chair and Chief Executive Officer of the Alberta Securities Commission. “In addition to developing harmonized policies and rules for Canada, the proposed framework will align with international practices to the extent appropriate.”

The Consultation Paper continues the CSA’s work related to the regulatory reform of OTC derivatives, in response to derivatives commitments made by the G20.

The Consultation Paper can be found on CSA members’ websites. The comment period is open until March 30, 2015.

The CSA, the council of the securities regulators of Canada’s provinces and territories, co-ordinates and harmonizes regulation for the Canadian capital markets.

For more information:

Carolyn Shaw-Rimmington
Ontario Securities Commission

Mark Dickey
Alberta Securities Commission

Richard Gilhooley
British Columbia Securities Commission

Sylvain Théberge
Autorité des marchés financiers

Kevan Hannah
Manitoba Securities Commission

Andrew Nicholson
Financial and Consumer Services
Commission, New Brunswick

Tanya Wiltshire
Nova Scotia Securities Commission

Janice Callbeck
Office of the Superintendent of
Securities, P.E.I.

Don Boyles
Office of the Superintendent
of Securities
Newfoundland and Labrador

Rhonda Horte
Office of the Yukon Superintendent
of Securities

Louis Arki
Nunavut Securities Office

Gary MacDougall
Northwest Territories
Securities Office

Shannon McMillan
Financial and Consumer Affairs
Authority of Saskatchewan