CFTC Approves Final Rule Amending Registration and Compliance Requirements for CPO Registration Exemption under Regulation 4.13 - 13 August 2020

At its open meeting on June 4, 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission unanimously approved a final rule amending the Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration exemption found in Regulation 4.13. The final rule generally prohibits persons who have, or whose principals have, incurred any of the relevant statutory disqualifications articulated in the Commodity Exchange Act from seeking to claim a Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration exemption. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on July 8, 2020 and becomes effective on September 8, 2020.