The CFTC Announces Final Rule for Alternative to Fingerprinting for Foreign Natural Persons

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On March 28, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved a final rule that will add an alternative method of CFTC registration for foreign natural persons. The CFTC will now accept a registered firm’s criminal history background check on such foreign natural person in place of fingerprints. The final rule is set to take effect 30 days after its publication in the Federal Register. Press Release.

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