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The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s report on asset management and insurance recommends, among other things, a delay in implementation of the SEC’s liquidity risk management rule and the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule. The October 2017 report is the third of four that address the president’s Core Principles to regulate the U.S. financial system, signed by executive order in February 2017. The report recommends that the Financial Stability Oversight Counsel (FSOC), which broadly oversees…
On November 21, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved final rule amendments to its regulations that allow commodity pool operators (CPOs) to use certain additional alternative generally accepted accounting principles, practices or standards in preparing financial statements for non-U.S. commodity pools and that exempt commodity pools from the audit requirement for Annual Reports covering the “stub period,” subject to conditions, and that further exempt audited financial reports for “insider” pools.  The rules,…
On July 27, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) proposed amendments to its rules (“Proposed Rules”) that loosen the conditions for exemption from registration as a futures commission merchant (“FCM”), commodity pool operator (“CPO”), commodity trading advisor (“CTA”) and introducing broker (“IB”) for non-U.S. persons who act solely on behalf of persons located outside the United States, or on behalf of certain international financial institutions (“IFIs”), in connection with commodity interest transactions (including…
Since the financial crisis, financial institutions have been required to address significant regulatory changes. The new regulatory framework in the United States and Europe has introduced a series of new terms. This brief glossary is intended to serve as a helpful summary of frequently used terms. To see the full glossary, click here.…
The U.S. House of Representatives on June 24, 2014, passed a version of the CFTC reauthorization bill, H.R. 4413, that would exclude investment advisers to registered investment companies (RICs) from the definitions of commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) if they limit their advice and trading activity to “financial commodity interests.” H.R. 4413 (the Customer Protection and End User Relief Act) included an amendment introduced by Representative Garrett of New Jersey.  The…