On September 14, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a final rule requiring introducing brokers (IBs), commodity pool operators (CPOs), and most commodity trading advisors (CTAs) to become members of a registered futures association (RFA).

A limited exception to this requirement applies to CTAs that qualify for an exemption from registration under CFTC

Since the financial crisis, financial institutions have been required to address significant regulatory changes. The new regulatory framework in the United States and Europe has introduced a series of new terms. This brief glossary is intended to serve as a helpful summary of frequently used terms. To see the full glossary, click here.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) recently issued no-action relief for failure to register with the CFTC as a commodity trading advisor (CTA) to any “Family Office” that provides advisory services to a “Family Client” (“CTA Letter”).  The relief supplements prior relief (“Letter No. 12-37”) for Family

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 24, 2014, passed a version of the CFTC reauthorization bill, H.R. 4413, that would exclude investment advisers to registered investment companies (RICs) from the definitions of commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) if they limit their advice and trading activity to “financial commodity interests.”

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