No-action relief from CPO registration is granted to two entities. The Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight granted no-action relief from CPO registration to two entities operating collective investment vehicles to manage the assets belonging to a university, its campuses, affiliated schools, and other supporting organizations, subject to certain conditions outlined in the letter. CFTC Letter No. 17-19. (4/4/2017) 

CFTC’s first Chief Market Intelligence Officer is announced. The CFTC announced that it has named Andrew B. Busch as its first Chief Market Intelligence Officer, effective immediately. (4/3/2017) 

CFTC appoints James McDonald as Enforcement Director. The CFTC announced the appointment of James McDonald as Director of the agency’s Enforcement Division. (3/28/2017) 

MRAC meeting to be held on April 25. The CFTC’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) announced that it is holding a public meeting on April 25, 2017, at the agency’s Washington, DC, headquarters. The MRAC will discuss the staff's response to the CRM Subcommittee’s recommendations on how Central Counterparties can further enhance their efforts in preparing for the default of a significant clearing member. In addition, the MRAC will discuss cybersecurity trends and how well the derivatives markets are currently functioning. (3/28/2017) 

Staff provides Relief related to swap trade confirmations. The Division of Market Oversight announced its issuance of a no-action letter extending relief associated with swap trade confirmation requirements. (3/24/2017)