CFTC Staff Letters

CFTC Staff Letters provides Letters from 2008 and later. For Letters published before 2008 visit the Letters Archive page.

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PDF Image 21-13 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DCR
Regulation Parts: 39.15, 39.21
Tags: Clearing, Fully-collateralized, Public Information
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action relief from specified Part 39 regulations applicable to derivatives clearing organizations due to CX Clearinghouse, L.P.'s fully-collateralized clearing model.

PDF Image 21-12 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, DOD
Regulation Parts: 43, 45
Tags: Swaps
Issuance Date:
Description:

Relief under Parts 43 and 45 to entities submitting swaps for clearing by derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) operating under CFTC exemptive orders or no-action relief provided by CFTC staff.

PDF Image 21-11 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, DCR, DOD
Regulation Parts: 38.8, 38.10, 38.951, 39.20, 43, 45
Tags: Reporting, Swap, Swap Data, Swaps, Event Contract, Part 43, Binary Option
Issuance Date:
Description:

Relief from Part 43 and 45 reporting, as well as related sections of Parts 38 and 39, for binary options executed on or pursuant to the rules of Kalshi and cleared through LedgerX.

PDF Image 21-10 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, MPD
Regulation Parts: 5(d)(4), 1.3, 3.10, 38.250, 38.251, 38.252, 38.253
Tags: DCM, IB, Floor broker, COVID-19
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Description:

Partial continuation of no-action positions to facilitate physical separation of registrant personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

PDF Image 21-09 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, DCR, DOD, MPD
Regulation Parts: 2(h)(8), 23, 23.202, 23.205, 23 Subpart I, 23.500, 23.501, 23.502, 23.503, 23.504, 23.505, 23.506, 23.610, 23 Subpart L, 23.700, 23.701, 23.702, 23.703, 23.704, 37, 38, 43, 50
Tags: SD, Brexit, Cross-border
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Description:

Brexit-related time limited no-action position with respect to certain swap dealer transaction-level requirements

PDF Image 21-06 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: MPD
Regulation Parts: 3
Tags: Commodity Pool, CPO, CTA, Registration
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action relief granted from CPO and CTA registration to an entity that uses swaps in connection with its acquisition of biopharmaceutical royalties.

PDF Image 21-05 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, MPD
Regulation Parts: 5(d)(4), 5(d)(10), 1.3, 1.35, 38.250, 38.251, 38.252, 38.253, 155.3
Tags: FCM, IB, Recordkeeping, Registration, Floor broker, COVID-19, Audit Trail
Issuance Date:
Description:

Partial continuation of no-action positions to facilitate physical separation of registrant personnel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

PDF Image 21-04 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, MPD
Regulation Parts: 5(d)(4), 5(d)(10), 1.35, 38.250, 38.251, 38.252, 38.253, 38.254, 38.255, 38.256, 38.553
Tags: Recordkeeping, COVID-19, Audit Trail
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action positions for floor brokers and introducing brokers from oral recordkeeping requirements and designated contract markets from audit trail requirements in continued response to the COVID-19 pandemic

PDF Image 21-02 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: MPD
Regulation Parts: 1.25
Tags: FCM, Customer Funds
Issuance Date:
Description:

Time-Limited No-Action relief to FCMs from Regulation 1.25 for Investments in Securities with an Adjustable Rate of Interest Benchmarked to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate

PDF Image 21-01 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DCR
Regulation Parts: 39.19
Tags: DCO, Reporting
Issuance Date:
Description:

Temporary no-action relief for registered derivatives clearing organizations from the amended daily reporting requirements in CFTC Regulation 39.19. This relief expires on January 27, 2022.