CFTC Adopts Rule Amendments Simplifying CCO Duties and Annual Report Rules


On August 21, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC“) unanimously approved final amendments clarifying and simplifying its regulations governing chief compliance officer (“CCO“) duties and annual compliance reporting requirements for futures commission merchants (“FCM“), swap dealers and major swap participants. The amendments aim to clarify a CCO’s duties by providing reasonable standards and guidance on effective compliance. The amendments also modify the CCO annual report content and submission requirements to reduce report preparation burdens while also making the reports more effective. Press Release. Final Rule.