• Regulatory Watch List for 2012: Issues Anticipated to Impact the Commodity ETF Industry
  • February 15, 2012
  • Law Firm: Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP - Washington Office
  • Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) investing in commodities and their advisers, that are registered or required to be registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as commodity pool operators (CPOs) or commodity trading advisors (CTAs), are accustomed to navigating a broad range of complex laws and regulations. Due, in large part, to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) and increased scrutiny by regulators of the financial and commodities markets, 2012 promises to bring a host of new regulatory requirements and issues for CPOs and CTAs. Below are five areas that members of the commodity ETF industry will want to watch in 2012.