Release Number 7327-16

February 12, 2016

CFTC Staff Provides No-Action Relief from Registration to Certain Intermediaries Located Outside of the U.S.

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight today issued no-action relief from registration for persons located outside the United States who act as Introducing Brokers, Commodity Trading Advisors, or Commodity Pool Operators in connection with swaps that are not subject to a CFTC clearing requirement on behalf of persons located outside of the United States.

This relief allows certain intermediaries to take advantage of the exemption from registration in CFTC Regulation 3.10(c)(3)(i), without meeting the condition that those intermediaries submit commodity interest transactions for clearing through registered Futures Commission Merchants in connection with swaps that are not required to be cleared.



Last Updated: February 17, 2016