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Commodity Pool Operator Exemptions Commodity Trading Advisors

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 +
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 the Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations.  less -

Deadline Approaches for Annual CPO/CTA Exemption Filings

by Morgan Lewis on

Firms must affirm their exemption or exclusion from CPO or CTA registration on the National Futures Association’s Exemption Filing System by February 29....more

NFA Provides Further Guidance on Bylaw 1101 Obligations of Members Who Do Business with CPOs/CTAs Relying on an Exemption or...

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The National Futures Association (the “NFA”) issued Notice I-14-06 providing guidance to its members regarding their Bylaw 1101 obligation to determine the CFTC registration and NFA membership status of persons with whom they...more

NFA Issues Notice to Members Regarding Member Obligations Under NFA Bylaw 1101 and Compliance Rule 2-36(d)

Under Commodity Futures Trading Commission regulations, any person claiming an exemption or exclusion from commodity pool operator (CPO) or commodity trading advisor (CTA) registration pursuant to CFTC Regulations 4.5,...more

CPO and CTA Annual Affirmation of Exemptions Due in March

Pursuant to Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulations, persons claiming an exemption or exclusion from registration as a commodity pool operator (CPO) or a commodity trading advisor (CTA), under CFTC Regulations...more

NFA Issues Guidance on Annual Affirmation Requirement for Entities Operating Under An Exemption or Exclusion from CPO or CTA...

by Goodwin on

The National Futures Association (the “NFA”) has issued guidance reminding market participants of CFTC regulations that require any person claiming an exemption or exclusion under CFTC Regulation 4.5, 4.13(a)(1), 4.13 (a)(2),...more

NFA Issues Guidance on Affirmation Process for CPO and CTA Exemptions and Exclusions

by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP on

The National Futures Association (NFA) issued guidance on the annual affirmation requirement for persons operating under an exemption or exclusion from commodity pool operator (CPO) or commodity trading advisor (CTA)...more

CFTC Staff Responds to FAQs Regarding Rescission/Modification of CPO/CTA Registration Exemptions

by K&L Gates LLP on

The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (“DSIO”) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued responses on August 14, 2012 to frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) submitted by several trade...more

CFTC Issues Guidance on Compliance Obligations for CPOs and CTAs

On August 14, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a set of responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs) related to the compliance obligations of commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors....more

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