Mon, Apr 24, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Other Voices: CTA/CPO capital requirements; more harm than good?

Friday, February 21, 2014

By: James Bibbings, President, Turnkey Trading Partners

In late January 2014 the National Futures Association ("NFA") announced to its membership they were: "…reviewing the current regulatory structure applicable to Commodity Pool Operator ("CPO") and Commodity Trading Advisor ("CTA") operations. In particular, NFA is looking at ways to strengthen the regulatory structure governing CPO operations to provide greater protection for customer funds… [and] exploring ways to ensure that CPOs and CTAs have sufficient assets to operate as a going concern."

NFA then solicited input from its membership (now the general public) regarding the concept of imposing a capital requirement on its CPO and CTA members for the first time. They also requested comments on a variety of other proposed customer protection measures. To direct the comments NFA provided a list of questions covering a wide range of topics. Over the past month Turnkey Trading Partners has spent many hours talking to our clients and contemplating this proposal. Based on our experience and research the following presents our perspective on the most important of these questions.

Basis for Opinion

Turnkey’s perspective and role within the commodity futures industry is unique and valuable. Originally formed by a former NFA supervisor, the company was named by Hedgeweek as North America’s Best Regulatory Advisory Firm in 2013. This award was won in part because of Turnkey’s breadth of servic......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing

 



  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Universities looking to defend endowments from Republican tax plan[more]

    From PIOnline.com: Some of the richest U.S. colleges are pushing back against scrutiny by Congress over the tax-exempt status of university endowments. Lobbying disclosure forms show almost two dozen schools such as Princeton University, University of Notre Dame and Cornell University are including

  2. Activist News - GAM touts 'tangible results' of turnaround as activist fight hots up, Bill Ackman not done with Herbalife, says his fight could get legs in May, Activist hedge fund CIAM says Euro Disney's buyout offer not fair for minority investors[more]

    GAM touts 'tangible results' of turnaround as activist fight hots up From FNLondon.com: GAM, the Swiss asset manager at the center of an attempted boardroom putsch by activist hedge fund RBR Capital, said its first-quarter results amounted to "tangible" proof that its management's plan f

  3. Investing - Hedge fund Ecofin says EDP bid for renewable energy unit 'egregiously low', Asia CIOs say "non" to Europe, Billionaire Mike Novogratz says he has 10% of his money in Bitcoin and Ether[more]

    Hedge fund Ecofin says EDP bid for renewable energy unit 'egregiously low' From Reuters.com: London hedge fund firm Ecofin said an offer from Portugal's largest company EDP to buy 22.47 percent of subsidiary EDP Renovaveis "significantly undervalues" the company, in a letter to EDPR's bo

  4. Aris Wealth' quant indices fare well[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: Last year, Geneva-based Aris Wealth Management launched indices sponsored by Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking. These indices replic

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Gold Sail diversifies into PE and real estate[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The five Purdue University students who set up a hedge fund last year have become four and have diversified int