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 Image20-18 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO, DSIO
Regulation Parts: 23, 23.150, 23.151, 23.152, 23.153, 23.154, 23.155, 23.156, 23.157, 23.158, 23.159, 23.160, 23.161, 43, 45, 46
Tags: Margin, Reporting, Uncleared Swaps
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action relief from certain Commission regulations with respect to certain warrants listed on foreign exchanges.

PDF Image20-17 Letter Type: Advisories
Division: COM, DMO, DCR, DSIO
Regulation Parts: 1.11, 1.55, 1.73, 38, 39.13
Tags: DCM, DCO, FCM, COVID-19, Risk Management, Market Integrity
Issuance Date:
Description:

DMO, DCO, and DSIO issue this advisory to remind DCMs, FCMs, and DCOs that they are expected to prepare for the possibility that certain contracts may continue to experience extreme market volatility, low liquidity and possibly negative pricing.

PDF Image20-16 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 1a(12)(C), 3.10, 3.12
Tags: COVID-19, Associated Persons, Fingerprinting
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Description:

No-action position in response to the COVID-19 pandemic for persons required to submit fingerprints in connection with applying for registration as an associated person or being listed as a principal of a registrant

PDF Image20-15 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 1.17
Tags: FCM, IB, COVID-19, Minimum financial requirements
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Description:

No-action positions for futures commission merchants and introducing brokers to address net capital treatment of covered loans under the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

PDF Image20-14 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 23.151
Tags: Margin, SD, ESM
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Description:

Revised time-limited no-action position with respect to uncleared swaps with the European Stability Mechanism under Commission regulation 23.150-161.

PDF Image20-13 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DCR
Regulation Parts: 2(h), 2(h)(1), 50.2, 50.4
Tags: Clearing, Clearing Requirement, Swaps, ESM
Issuance Date:
Description:

Extended no-action relief for the European Stability Mechanism from the swap clearing requirement in Section 2(h)(1) of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission regulations 50.2 and 50.4.

PDF Image20-12 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 30.5
Tags: Registration, COVID-19, Foreign Broker
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Description:

No-action position for foreign brokers exempt pursuant to Commission regulation 30.5 to handle U.S. futures market orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

PDF Image20-11 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 4.7(b)(2), 4.7(b)(3), 4.22, 4.27
Tags: Commodity Pool, CPO, Pool Participant, Reporting, COVID-19
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action positions for commodity pool operators in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

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*Subsequently withdrawn by requesting party


Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DSIO
Regulation Parts: 1.3
Tags: MSP, COVID-19, Insured depository institution
Issuance Date:
Description:

No-action position for excluding certain commodity swaps from inclusion in the major swap participant registration threshold calculation of an insured depository institution

PDF Image20-09 Letter Type: No-Action
Division: DMO
Regulation Parts: 38
Tags: DCM, COVID-19, Part 38
Issuance Date:
Description:

No action relief for DCMs relating to trading floor closure in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic response.