Reminder- March 3rd Deadline for Annual CFTC Exemption Affirmation
The annual affirmation process started on December 3, 2013. Advisers who relied on an exemption or exclusion from CPO registration under CFTC Regulation 4.5, 4.13(a)(1), 4.13(a)(2), 4.13(a)(3), 4.13(a)(5) or an exemption from CTA registration under 4.14(a)(8) and filed a notice with the NFA must affirm the exemption or exclusion annually within 60 days after the end of the calendar year. Failure to affirm the exemption or exclusion will result in the exemption or exclusion being withdrawn at the end of the affirmation period. Accordingly, those who filed a notice of exemption or exclusion in 2013 have until March 3, 2014 to affirm the exemption or exclusion or face losing their exemption or exclusion. Those who filed a notice of exemption or exclusion during the affirmation period of December 3, 2013 to March 3, 2014 will not need to affirm until the 2014 calendar year end. To obtain information about the annual affirmation process and filing, please visit the NFA website.