Commodity Futures Trading Commission May 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 05-10037
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 05-10036
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 05-10035
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Sunshine Act Meetings
Document Number: 05-10034
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Investment of Customer Funds and Record of Investments
Document Number: 05-9794
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-17
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (``Commission'') is amending its regulations regarding investment of customer funds and related recordkeeping requirements. The amendments address standards for investing in instruments with certain features, requirements for adjustable rate securities, concentration limits on reverse repurchase agreements (``reverse repos''), transactions by futures commission merchants (``FCMs'') that are also registered as securities broker- dealers (``FCM/BDs''), rating standards and registration requirement for money market mutual funds (``MMMFs''), the auditability standard for investment records, and certain technical changes. Among those technical changes is an amendment to the Commission's recordkeeping rules in connection with repurchase agreements (``repos'') and proposed transactions by FCM/BDs.
Amendment of Interpretation
Document Number: 05-9386
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Section 4d(a)(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act (``CEA'') and related Commission regulations (hereinafter collectively referred to as ``segregation requirements'') require that all funds received by a futures commission merchant (``FCM'') from a customer to margin, guarantee, or secure futures or commodity options transactions and all accruals thereon be accounted for separately, and not be commingled with the FCM's own funds or used to margin the trades of or two extend credit to any other person.\1\ Further, Section 4d(a)(2) has been construed to require that customer funds, when deposited with any bank, trust company, clearing organization or another FCM, be available to the FCM carrying the customer account upon demand.\2\
Revision of Federal Speculative Position Limits
Document Number: 05-9383
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-05-11
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) is amending Commission regulation 150.2 to increase the speculative position limit levels for all single-month and all-months-combined positions subject to such limits. In addition, the Commission is making other clarifying amendments concerning the aggregation of positions when a Designated Contract Market (DCM) trades two or more contracts with substantially identical terms, and is deleting several obsolete provisions in part 150 that relate to contracts that are no longer listed for trading or to DCMs that no longer exist.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0021, Regulations Governing Bankruptcies of Commodity Brokers
Document Number: 05-8758
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on Regulations Governing Bankruptcies of Commodity Brokers.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0015, Copies of Crop and Market Information Reports
Document Number: 05-8757
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-03
Agency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Agencies and Commissions
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq., Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of an existing collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on large trade reports.