Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, emphasized that segregation of customer funds remains at the heart of market regulation. He said he wants the CFTC to vote Dec. 5 on a rule that would govern how firms invest customer funds. "It is critical that the CFTC finish a rule that will enhance customer protections regarding where clearinghouses and futures commission merchants can invest customer funds," Gensler said.

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