The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Intermediary Oversight has provided exemptive relief to permit certain commodity pool operators that engage in limited commodity interest activities to market their offerings to the public, consistent with new rules that the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted in response to the so-called “Jobs Act” (Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act). These CPOs either are exempt from CFTC registration or certain CPO disclosure, reporting and recordkeeping requirements. CPOs relying on this relief must be engaging in an offering or resale of securities subject to certain SEC exemptions and file a notice with the CFTC. (Click here to see more details regarding this and other relief granted last week affecting CPOs in the article “CFTC Aligns CPO Regulation With JOBS Act, Provides Other Guidance for CPOs” in the September 12 edition of Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest by Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP.)