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NFA Amends Branch Office Definition to Accommodate Remote Work by APs

The National Futures Association (“NFA”) recently amended Interpretive Notice 9002 – Registration Requirements; Branch Offices (the “Interpretive Notice”) to allow certain NFA members, including registered commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, (collectively, “firms”) to implement remote and hybrid work arrangements for their associated persons (“APs”) without listing APs’ remote work locations, whether homes or shared co-working spaces, as branch offices. The revised Interpretive Notice will be effective as of September 23, 2021. Continue

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NFA Amends Branch Office Definition to Accommodate Remote Work by APs

The National Futures Association (“NFA”) recently amended Interpretive Notice 9002 – Registration Requirements; Branch Offices (the “Interpretive Notice”) to allow certain NFA members, including registered commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors, (collectively, “firms”) to implement remote and hybrid work arrangements for their associated persons (“APs”) without listing APs’ remote work locations, whether homes or shared co-working spaces, as branch offices. The revised Interpretive Notice will be effective as of September 23, 2021. Continue

Ropes & Gray attorneys regularly provide insightful perspective on key legal issues.To read more, visit our Alerts archive.

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