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CFTC Classifies Certain Securitization Vehicles as Not Being Commodity Pools

Recent changes to the commodity pool regulations under the Commodity Exchange Act (the “CEA”) may subject certain securitization transactions and their managers to regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...more

The CFTC’s Interpretive Letters Regarding Securitizations, REITs and the Definition of “Commodity Pool”

In two interpretive letters issued on October 11, 2012 (collectively, the “Interpretive Letters”), the Division of Swap Dealers and Intermediary Oversight (the “Division”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the...more

CFTC Guidance on Commodity Pool Registration Exclusion

On October 11, the CFTC issued a “no-action” letter to ASF and SIFMA with respect to the funds being treated as commodity pool under CFTC regulations and the Commodities Exchange Act. ...more

New CFTC Regulatory Regime for Private Fund Managers

On April 24, the U.S. CFTC repealed the exemption from registration under the U.S. Commodity Exchange Act for private investment funds provided by CFTC Rule 4.13(a)(4). This Client Alert, written by Ed Eisert and Evelyn...more

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