Release: #4572-01
For Release: September 28, 2001

CFTC Requests Records Search by Futures-Related Entities Following Attacks

Washington, D.C. – On September 23, 2001, President Bush signed an executive order on terrorist financing entitled “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions With Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism.” This executive order freezes the U.S. assets of, and blocks U.S. transactions with, 27 individuals and organizations. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also has href="" shape="rect">published a list of people who are under investigation in connection with the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

Immediately upon issuance of the President’s executive order, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) distributed notice of the individuals and organizations identified in that order and the FBI’s list to the commodity futures industry through the National Futures Association, all futures exchanges and the Futures Industry Association.

The CFTC asks that all futures-related entities (whether or not registered with the CFTC) voluntarily check their records for any information concerning the individuals or organizations named in the executive order and the FBI’s list, and send that information to the CFTC. Names on those lists are set forth below. The CFTC makes this request for assistance of all futures-related entities, including futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, and commodity trading advisors.

If you have any information, please provide that information to the CFTC via:

The CFTC also asks futures-related entities to inform any foreign subsidiaries and affiliates of this request. If foreign subsidiaries or affiliates identify any responsive information, we ask the futures-related entities to notify the CFTC in the manner described above, so that we may take appropriate steps to obtain the information.

List of Individuals and Entities: