Commodity Pool Swaps

A Commodity Pool is an investment structure or enterprise where funds from a number of participants are combined into a single entity for the purpose of trading futures contracts, options on contracts, retail... more +
A Commodity Pool is an investment structure or enterprise where funds from a number of participants are combined into a single entity for the purpose of trading futures contracts, options on contracts, retail off-exchange forex contracts or swaps, or to invest in another commodity pool.   less -
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Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - October 4, 2013

In this issue: - FINRA Proposes Rule to Require Alternative Trading Systems to Report Volume Information and Use Unique Market Participant Identifiers - SEC Issues Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Liability...more

Non-U.S. Managers’ Offshore Pools Must Be Looked Through for U.S. Swaps Regulation

Swaps market participants that are not “U.S. persons” may not be subject to the full requirements of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) swaps regulation, depending on with whom they enter into a swap. Also,...more

Mandatory Clearing of iTraxx CDS Indices for Category 2 Entities Began July 25

The Division of Clearing and Risk of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that commodity pools, private funds (other than active funds) and certain other persons predominantly engaged in banking or financial...more

Advertising Restrictions Apply to Commodity Pools

In prior posts, we have noted that the relaxation of the ban on general solicitation in no way relieves certain registered entities of their obligations to comply with regulations related to advertising or promotional...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - March 8, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Seeks Information to Assess Standards of Conduct and Other Obligations of Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers - Frequently Asked Questions About Legal Entity Identifiers - CFTC...more

Reminder: Upcoming Deadlines for Clearing Requirements for Certain Swaps

Investment managers who use swaps on behalf of their clients (including funds) are reminded that the phase-in for mandatory clearing of certain types of swaps has begun. Investment managers should be analyzing (a) the types...more

Skadden's 2013 Insights: Financial Regulation

In the U.S., Europe and Asia, 2012 saw measured progress in the implementation of recent regulatory reforms, the Basel capital rules, the deleveraging of the financial services firms and deliberations about the role of...more

Legal Alert: The CPO and CTA Regulatory Regimes: What Operators of and Advisers to Commodity Pools Should Expect in 2013

There were a number of significant changes to the regulatory regime for commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs) in 2012. As a result of these changes, various types of collective investment...more

CFTC Extends Compliance Date for Operators of Funds of Funds

Background - At the request of the Investment Adviser Association and the Managed Funds Association, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (“Division”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more

CFTC Issues No-Action Relief from Commodity Pool Operator Registration Requirements for Business Development Companies

On December 4, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued no-action relief from commodity pool operator (CPO) registration requirements for...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 Issues Interpretive Guidance for Securitizations and Defers Registration Deadline for Certain Persons"

Securitization entities and most issuers of similar structured products (collectively, structured finance entities) historically have not been regulated as commodity pools by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)1...more

Unintended Consequences Avoided? CFTC Provides Relief for Certain Securitization Vehicles

Last Thursday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) responded to ASF’s and SIFMA’s requests for relief from the new CFTC rules which implemented certain Dodd-Frank amendments that brought swaps within the...more

Impact of CFTC Swap Regulations on Structured Finance Industry

Introduction - In August 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a joint rulemaking with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implementing various Dodd-Frank Act provisions. The...more

"CFTC Delays Registration Deadline for Certain Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors"

On October 12, 2012, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued “Temporary Registration No-Action Relief” (Temporary No-Action Relief) to commodity...more

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