Release: #4712-02
For Release: October 10, 2002

CFTC ISSUES WEB-BASED GUIDANCE ON ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING

Washington, D.C. – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today announced the addition to its Internet website of a number of web pages that have been developed to assist futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, and commodity pools in complying with their anti-money laundering (AML) obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), as recently amended by the USA Patriot Act. These web pages, which can be found at www.cftc.gov/IndustryOversight/AntiMoneyLaundering/index.htm, detail the regulatory responsibilities of Commission registrants under the BSA, contain links to relevant BSA laws, regulations and forms, and provide other useful background information.

Inasmuch as the law in this area continues to evolve, Commission registrants are urged to conduct a regular review of these web pages and generally to keep themselves apprised of relevant developments in this compliance area.

For further information about these web pages or the AML obligations of Commission registrants in general, contact the Commission’s AML staff at AMLstaff@cftc.gov.