Companies and individuals who handle customer funds, solicit or accept orders, or give trained advice must apply for CFTC registration through the NFA, a registered futures association and self-regulatory organization with delegated oversight authority from the Commission.
The Commission regulates the activities of over 64,000 registrants.
|Registration Category1||Number Registered|
|Associated Persons (APs) (Salespersons)||51,245|
|Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs)||1,228|
|Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs)||2,560|
|Floor Brokers (FBs)||6,591|
|Floor Traders (FTs)||1,344|
|Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs)||142|
|Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs)||8|
|Introducing Brokers (IBs)||1,596|
|1 A person who is registered in more than one registration category is counted in each category. (back to text)|