1-Hour Program

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Following the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, and resulting changes to the definition of commodity pool, more passive investment vehicles, including trusts and funds, must focus on possible characterization as commodity pools. During this Briefing, Matthew F. Kluchenek and Anna T. Pinedo of Mayer Brown LLP will address:

  • The commodity pool definition and related CTA definition (7 Minutes); 
  • The types of structures that may raise particular concerns, including funds, trust, securitization and repackaging vehicles (10 Minutes); 
  • The scope of relief and exemptions, including recent amendments that expand relief for non-US commodity pool operators, foreign intermediaries, pool-by-pool exemptions and other recent rule changes (13 Minutes); 
  • The regulation of commodity pools (10 Minutes);
  • Disclosure, conduct, advertising and related matters (12 Minutes); and
  • CPO Enforcement (8 Minutes).


Program Level:  Overview

Intended Audience:  Outside counsel, in-house attorneys, government lawyers, compliance personnel, and others whose organizations may work with entities, including funds, passive investment vehicles, and special purpose vehicles, that may use swaps and may characterize as, or seek to rely on exemptions from characterization as, commodity pools 

Prerequisites:  None

Advanced Preparation:  None


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