A CFTC final rule aimed at preventing certain bad actors from seeking exemptions from registration as CPOs under CFTC Rule 4.13 ("Exemption from Registration as a Commodity Pool Operator") was published in the Federal Register.
A CFTC Market Risk Advisory Subcommittee considered Central Counterparty Clearing House-proposed plans "for the transition of discounting and price alignment interest for certain products to the secured overnight financing rate."
Several industry associations provided commentary on a CFTC proposal to apply federal speculative position limits to 25 "core referenced futures contracts," including futures and options linked to those contracts and economically equivalent swaps.
The CFTC Division of Enforcement "set forth" guidance for staff to consider when recommending civil monetary penalties in an enforcement action. The guidance will be included in the CFTC Enforcement Manual.