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Better Markets Fact Sheet on the SEC's Proposed Derivatives Rules

Although we express significant reservations about certain elements of the SEC's proposal, in particular the abandonment of the asset segregation framework and the introduction of new proposed derivatives-related leverage limitations (the relative and absolute value-at-risk (VaR) approach), we support initial steps to implement a comprehensive regulatory framework for funds using derivatives-related leverage and posing derivatives-related risks to the U.S. financial system and investors.