Event: Roundtable


CFTC Staff to Host a Public Roundtable to Discuss Risk Management Practices by Commodity Pool Operators

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that staff will hold a public roundtable on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., to discuss risk management practices by Commodity Pool Operators.

The roundtable will focus on the use of risk management procedures in the operation of various types of commodity pools, including registered investment companies, public commodity pools, private funds, and funds of funds.  Discussion will include risk management controls relating to investment risk, operational risk, and compliance or regulatory risk.

Agenda for the Public Roundtable Discussion:

9:30 a.m.

First Session—Direct Investment Funds

11:00 a.m.

Morning Break

11:15 a.m.

First Session— cont.

11:45 a.m.

Second Session—Funds of Funds

12:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

1:30 p.m.

Third Session—Comparing Experiences; Best Practices

3:00 p.m.

Roundtable Concludes


CFTC Staff to Host a Public Roundtable to Discuss Risk Management Practices by Commodity Pool Operators


CFTC Headquarters lobby-level Hearing Room
1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20581


Tuesday, March 18, 2014


9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Listening Information: The CFTC has made available the following options to access the meeting:


Call in to a toll-free telephone line to connect to a listen-only audio feed. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation.

Domestic Toll Free:

International Toll and Toll Free:
International Dial-in Numbers

Pass Code/Pin Code: 7960886

Members of the public wishing to submit their views on the topics addressed at the roundtable may do so via:

    • Paper submission to Melissa Jurgens, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20581; or

    • Comments may be submitted electronically through the CFTC’s Comments Online process. All comments will be posted on the CFTC’s website.

CFTC Press Release 6879-14

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Last Updated: March 21, 2014