Release Number 7290-15

December 8, 2015

CFTC Divisions Issue Extension of Time-Limited No-Action Relief from Certain Recordkeeping Requirements under Commission Regulations

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and Division of Market Oversight today issued a no-action letter extending the relief in CFTC Staff Letter No. 14-147 (Letter 14-147), which is set to expire on December 31, 2015.

Letter 14-147 provides that commodity trading advisors that are registered with the CFTC and are members of designated contract markets or of swap execution facilities are not required to record oral communications. It also provides that market participants covered by the rule will not be required to link records of oral and written communications that lead to the execution of a transaction with any particular transaction. This no-action relief is effective immediately and will expire on the effective date of any CFTC action with respect to the CFTC’s proposal to amend Regulation 1.35(a).

Last Updated: December 8, 2015