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NFA Issues Reminder of FCM Responsibility for Review of Guaranteed IB Promotional Materials

In response to an increase in the volume of promotional material being submitted by guaranteed introducing brokers (GIBs) to the National Futures Association (NFA) through its Pre-review Program (a free service offered by the...more

FCMs Required to Have Chief Compliance Officer by March 29

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Regulation 3.3, which requires each futures commission merchant (FCM) to designate a chief compliance officer (CCO), will become effective on March 29, 2013 in respect of FCMs that are not...more

NFA Proposes Amendment Permitting Certain Loans by Commodity Pools to Related Entities

On March 4, the National Futures Association (NFA) issued a proposed rule change and interpretive notice that would allow commodity pools to provide certain loans to related commodity pool operators (CPOs) and other...more

3/13/2013  /  Commodity Pool , CPO , NFA

NFA to Require CPOs to Identify Registered Investment Companies

The National Futures Association (NFA) has notified its members that it will require each member of the NFA that is registered as a commodity pool operator (CPO) and operates one or more commodity pools that are also...more

2/6/2013  /  CFTC , CPO , Investment Companies , NFA , Registration

NFA Sets Implementation Deadline for Phase 1 of Customer Segregated Funds Reporting

The National Futures Association (NFA) recently amended Section 4 of its Financial Requirements to require futures commission merchants (FCMs) that hold customer funds to in turn require banks and trust companies holding such...more

CFTC Issues No-Action Letters

Staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released a series of letters relating to a variety of regulatory changes, including the extraterritorial application of certain CFTC requirements, registration relief, swap...more

1/10/2013  /  CFTC , NFA , No-Action Letters , Swaps

NFA Issues Guidance on Bylaw 1101 Compliance for Pending Introducing Brokers

On December 27, National Futures Association issued guidance for NFA members carrying accounts, accepting orders or handling transactions from an introducing broker (IB) whose NFA membership is pending in reliance upon...more

1/9/2013  /  Brokers , CFTC , Compliance , NFA , No-Action Relief , Swaps

Exemption from NFA Assessment Fee for Proprietary Trading Firms that Register as CPOs

The National Futures Association (NFA) has issued a notice temporarily exempting certain proprietary trading firms that may be required to be registered as commodity pool operators (CPOs) as of December 31, 2012, from the...more

12/28/2012  /  CFTC , CPO , NFA
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