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17 CFR--PART 4
View Printed Federal Register page 77 FR 17329 in PDF format.
Amendment(s) published March 26, 2012, in 77 FR 17329
Effective Dates: April 24, 2012
4. In §4.13:
a. Revise paragraphs (a)(3)(ii)(B)(1) and (2);
b. Remove and reserve paragraph (a)(4);
c. Revise paragraph(b)(1)(ii);
d. Redesignate paragraph (b)(4) as paragraph (b)(5) and add new paragraph (b)(4); and
e. Revise paragraph (e)(2).
The revisions and additions read as follows:
§4.13 Exemption from registration as a commodity pool operator.
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(1) The term “notional value” shall be calculated for each futures position by multiplying the number of contracts by the size of the contract, in contract units (taking into account any multiplier specified in the contract), by the current market price per unit, for each such option position by multiplying the number of contracts by the size of the contract, adjusted by its delta, in contract units (taking into account any multiplier specified in the contract), by the strike price per unit, for each such retail forex transaction, by calculating the value in U.S. Dollars of such transaction, at the time the transaction was established, excluding for this purpose the value in U.S. Dollars of offsetting long and short transactions, if any, and for any cleared swap by the value as determined consistent with the terms of 17 CFR part 45; and
(2) The person may net futures contracts with the same underlying commodity across designated contract markets and foreign boards of trade; and swaps cleared on the same derivatives clearing organization where appropriate; and
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(ii) Contain the section number pursuant to which the operator is filing the notice (i.e.,§4.13(a)(1), (2), or (3)) and represent that the pool will be operated in accordance with the criteria of that paragraph; and
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(4)Annual Notice.Each person who has filed a notice of exemption from registration under this section must affirm on an annual basis the notice of exemption from registration, withdraw such exemption due to the cessation of activities requiring registration or exemption therefrom, or withdraw such exemption and apply for registration within 60 days of the calendar year end through National Futures Association's electronic exemption filing system.
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(2) If a person operates one or more commodity pools described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section, and one or more commodity pools for which it must be, and is, registered as a commodity pool operator, the person is exempt from the requirements applicable to a registered commodity pool operator with respect to the pool or pools described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section;Provided,That the person:
(i) Furnishes in written communication physically delivered or delivered through electronic transmission to each prospective participant in a pool described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section that it operates:
(A) A statement that it will operate the pool as if the person was exempt from registration as a commodity pool operator;
(B) A description of the criteria pursuant to which it will so operate the pool;
(ii) Complies with paragraph (c) of this section; and
(iii) Provides each existing participant in a pool that the person elects to operate as described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section a right to redeem the participant's interest in the pool, and informs each such participant of that right no later than the time the person commences to operate the pool as described in paragraph (a)(3) of this section.
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