CFTC announces New Director of the Office of Customer Education and Outreach. CFTC Chair Timothy Massad announced that Dan Rutherford has joined the agency as its first Director of the Office of Customer Education and Outreach. (4/13/2016). CFTC press release.
MRAC announces agenda for its April 26th public meeting. The CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) has announced the agenda for the public meeting that will be held on April 26, 2016 at the CFTC’s headquarters in Washington, DC. (4/11/2016) CFTC press release.
DMO issues more actions on application of OCR Final Rule; DMO further issues no-action letter regarding the masking of information reportable under OCR Final Rule. The Division of Market Oversight issued a no-action letter and related guidance as to the ownership and control final rule, which requires electronic submission of trader identification and market participant data on new and updated reporting forms. The letter extends certain relief that was previously provided under CFTC Letter No. 15-52. As a reference, DMO has summarized the no-action relief provided by this letter on a supplementary chart. Lastly, the DMO also issued related Guidance, which responds to questions raised by reporting parties regarding the terms “owner” and “controller,” as used in these questions. CFTC press release 16-32. The DMO also issued a no-action letter on the masking of certain information reportable under the OCR Final Rule. (4/8/2016) CFTC press release 16-33.