Chairman’s Letter – May 2018

During the late Russian Empire (about 211-476 CE), May or “mayovka” literally referred to a picnic in the countryside in the early days of the month. Will complying with NFA Anti-Money Laundering regulation changes be a “picnic in the countryside” for registrants? Under the changes FCMs and IBs must identify, and be able to verify the identity of the beneficial owners of legal entity customers opening new accounts after the effective date of the rule change, May 11, 2018. Additionally, FCMs and IBs must include risk-based ongoing Customer Due Diligence (CDD) procedures in their AML programs. Many FCMs began modifying…

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