CFTC No-Action Relief for Commodity Trader Advisor Registration

On March 29, the CFTC issued a no-action letter providing relief, in certain circumstances, from registration as an introducing broker or a commodity trading advisor for certain affiliates of a swap counterparty and certain employees of the affiliate.  CFTC Release.   

CFTC Regulations on Associated Persons of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

On March 29, the CFTC approved final regulations governing dual and multiple associations of associated persons of swap dealers, major swap participants and other CFTC registrants.  CFTC Release.   

CFTC No-Action Relief for Compliance Reporting

On March 28, the CFTC issued a no-action letter providing limited relief, in certain circumstances, from the requirement that chief compliance officers of futures commission merchants prepare and submit an Annual Report.  CFTC Release.   

FHFA Streamlined Modification Initative

On March 27, the FHFA announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will offer a new streamlined loan modification initiative.  Beginning July 1, servicers of Fannie and Freddie mortgage loans will be required to offer modifications to borrowers who are at least 90 days delinquentFHFA ReleaseFannie Mae GuidanceFreddie Mac Guidance.