Conflict of Interest Rules

Conflict of Interest The CFTC has adopted Rule 1.71. The Rule pertains to Conflict of Interest and will require most CFTC registered firms to implement a “Chinese wall” between the research department and non-research departments, and will therefore mainly impact the business trading unit or clearing units at futures commission merchants and introducing brokers, as applicable. The rule goes into effect June 4, 2012. Specifically, the CFTC put restrictions on who may have a relationship with the research department, who may communicate with the research department, and how the compensation for research analysts may be determined. Furthermore, there are new…

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