On May 21, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it had signed a mutual cooperation agreement with the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) to promote information sharing between the CFTC and state securities regulators. The agreement is designed to assist in the enforcement of the Commodity Exchange Act, which state securities regulators and state attorneys are statutorily authorized to do alongside the CFTC. Information shared under the agreement also could generate enforcement actions under state securities laws, commodity codes or other areas of law.

The CFTC’s announcement is available here.