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Final rules regarding business conduct standards for SDs and MSPs
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules implementing business conduct standards rules for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) (collectively, SDsMSPs), regulating their dealings with counterparties and additional requirements when they deal with “Special Entities,” which the final rules define to include: (1) a Federal agency; (2) a State, State agency, city, county, municipality, or other political subdivision of a State, or any instrumentality, department, or a corporation of or established by a State or political subdivision of a State; (3) any employee benefit plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); (4) any governmental plan, as defined in Section 3 of ERISA; (5) any endowment, including an endowment that is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (6) any employee benefit plan defined in Section 3 of ERISA, not otherwise defined as a Special Entity, that elects to be a Special Entity by notifying an SDMSP of its election prior to entering into a swap with the particular SDMSP


CFTC Proposes Amendments to Certain Rules Governing CCO Duties and Annual Reports
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 5 2017

On May 3, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced proposed rules amending its regulations regarding certain duties of chief compliance


CFTC adopts final rule on registration on foreign boards of trade
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted final rules (which are substantially similar to the proposed rules) that replace the existing system of staff-issued no-action letters with a registration system for foreign boards of trade (FBOTs) seeking to provide their members or other participants located in the U.S


Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals Chart
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 1 2014

Attached please find the updated Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals Chart, current as of October 1, 2014. All prior versions


CFTC appoints Gary Barnett as swaps division director
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 26 2011

Gary Barnett has been appointed to serve as the Director of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, a newly created division that is part of the CFTC’s restructuring to fulfill its expanded responsibilities under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


CFTC Grants No-Action Relief From CPO Registration for Managers of Endowment Assets
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 7 2017

On April 4, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DISO) granted no-action relief from


CFTC Extends Relief to CTAs With Third-Party Recordkeepers
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • April 28 2017

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) has issued exemptive relief to commodity trading


Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approval Chart - January 2016
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 8 2016

Please find below the updated Foreign Listed Stock Index Futures and Options Approvals Chart, current as of January 2016. All prior versions are


NFA grants Form PR reporting relief to certain CTAs
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2015

National Futures Association (NFA) has notified its member commodity trading advisors (CTAs) that do not direct trading of commodity interest


NFA issues notice regarding CPO and CTA reports and filing requirements
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 3 2014

On October 1, National Futures Association issued Notice to Members I-14-26 informing commodity pool operators (CPOs) of changes to Form PQR and to