Commodity Pool Operator Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Commodity Pool Operators are individuals who manage and secure capital for commodity pools. Most commodity pool operators are required to register as CPOs, unless they qualify for a registration exemption under... more +
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Structured Thoughts -- Volume 4, Issue 14 -- December 2, 2013

In This Issue: Launching an Exempt Structured Products Program in the United States: Issues for Non-U.S. Banks to Consider; “Big-Boy Letters” Revisited: Pharos Decision Upheld by the Sixth Circuit.; SEC Addresses...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action At The CFTC And CFPB

CFTC Proposes Registered Futures Association Membership Rules - On Friday, November 8, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "CFTC") proposed amending its regulations to require that all persons...more

The Financial Report - Volume 2, No. 21 • November 2013 (Global)

Discussion and Analysis - This week, the Oxford Dictionaries chose “selfie” as the word of the year. It beat out a number of other relatively new Internet and social-media related terms, including “bitcoin.” In...more

Orrick's Financial Industry Week In Review - November 12, 2013

CFTC Proposed Rule on Commodity Pools - On November 5, the CFTC issued a proposed rule that would require that all registered introducing brokers (IBs), commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors...more

D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Dodd-Frank Inspired CFTC Regulations Subjecting Mutual Funds That Invest in Commodities to CFTC...

In 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in response to Dodd-Frank, adopted new regulations to require mutual funds and other registered investment companies that exceed certain position levels in commodity...more

Amendments to CFTC Rule 4.5 Affecting Advisers to Registered Investment Companies Upheld

On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Court of Appeals) affirmed the decision of the United States District Court for the District of...more

The SEC and CFTC Adopt Identity Theft Red Flag Rules

The Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) recently adopted rules requiring entities subject to their respective enforcement authorities to adopt and implement...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - February 1, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Extends Expiration Date for Interim Final Rules Providing Exemptions for Security-Based Swaps - NFA Sets Implementation Deadline for Phase 1 of Customer Segregated Funds Reporting - CFTC to...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 Issues No-Action Letters

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a series of staff letters relating to various issues arising under rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including chief...more

NFA Issues Guidance on Reaffirmation of CPO/CTA Exemptions

Introduction - Earlier this year, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) promulgated amendments to its regulations governing commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) and commodity trading advisors (“CTAs”) that now...more

Treasury Department Issues Final Determination Exempting Foreign Exchange Swaps and Certain Foreign Exchange Forwards from the...

On November 16, 2012, the United States Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury Department”) issued a final determination (the “Final Determination”) regarding the treatment of foreign exchange swaps and certain foreign...more

Pryor Cashman Attorneys Fry, Campoli and Dwyer Author Legal Update Discussing Elements of CFTC Regulations Applicable to Private...

After December 31, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) will no longer exempt managers of “pools” under Rule 4.13(a)(4) from registration as “commodity pool advisors” (“CPOs”). Consequently, managers of...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 Affords Relief and Guidance in Light of Final Swap Definition’s Effective Date

On October 12, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final rules to further define the term “swap” (among other terms) became effective. The effective date of...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

CFTC Provides Temporary Relief Regarding Registration Deadlines for Certain CPOs and CTAs and the Treatment of Foreign Exchange...

On October 11, 2012, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (the “Division”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) granted temporary no-action relief to commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) and...more

CFTC Sheds Light on Definition of Commodity Pool

Perhaps one of the most important questions since the Dodd-Frank Act is “What is a commodity pool”? Close behind is “Who is a commodity pool operator”? The CFTC has begun to shed light on these questions by issuance of...more

CFTC Approves Conforming Amendments for CPO and CTA Regulations

On September 5, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published final conforming amendments to Part 4 of its regulations, which govern the operations and activities of CPOs and CTAs. These amendments reflect changes made...more

Cole-Frieman & Mallon partner/co-founder Bart Mallon Discusses CFTC Regulation 4.5, the Volcker Rule & Other Compliance Issues  [Video]

More video at MarketsWiki.tv Bart Mallon is a partner and co-founder of Cole-Frieman & Mallon, a San-Francisco-based law firm specializing in hedge fund and alternative investment legal services. His areas of...more

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