NFA Swaps Proficiency Test: An Inside Look

In March 2019, NFA announced that all swap Associated Persons (APs) would be required to complete a new swaps proficiency requirement by January 31, 2021. As swap firms are aware, the initial registration process was completed by NFA earlier this year to setup a swap administrator for all firms and also list any APs that would be required to take the proficiency test.

NFA UPDATE — Relief from Fingerprinting Requirements

Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, NFA temporarily suspended its fingerprinting services in March. NFA understands that this action, along with the measures taken by federal, state and local governments to restrict the movement of, and contact among, individuals, makes it difficult for individuals to obtain fingerprints and comply with both CFTC and NFA fingerprinting requirements.

Rolling CFTC and NFA Corona Virus Updates

Both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and National Futures Association (“NFA”) have been releasing guidance about their expectations for how firms grapple with Covid-19.  Turnkey has taken the time to gather this information into one place for our clients. As we become aware of new information impacting CFTC registrants and NFA member firms we’ll add it to this page. All FCMs, IBs, CTAs, and CPOs should bookmark this URL or sign up for our monthly newsletter for the latest updates. We’ll include the latest information pertaining to commodity futures, options, forex, and swap trading on a rolling basis (latest updates first!) with an easy to read summary. Please stay safe! This too shall pass!