On December 31, 2008, the National Futures Association (NFA) issued a Notice to Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) members requesting certain information be provided to NFA. In particular, CPO members must notify NFA of any investment made by a pool, directly or indirectly, with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC or any of its affiliates, including the dollar amount of each investment. The notice must be provided by all CPO members with respect to each pool operated by the CPO. The notice should be sent to NFA via email at the following email address: CPOInfo-Madoff@nfa.futures.org. The required notice must be provided by Friday, January 16, 2009. Please be advised that NFA may take disciplinary action under NFA’s Compliance Rules with respect to firms that do not comply with this request.
In addition, NFA is also requesting CPOs to provide information regarding pools that have been liquidated and/or have imposed restrictions on redemptions or withdrawals.