17 CFR 150.3 - Exemptions.

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§ 150.3 Exemptions.
Link to an amendment published at 81 FR 91489, Dec. 16, 2016.

(a) Positions which may exceed limits. The position limits set forth in § 150.2 of this part may be exceeded to the extent such position are:

(1)Bona fide hedging transactions as defined in § 1.3(z) of this chapter;

(2) [Reserved]

(3) Spread or arbitrage positions between single months of a futures contract and/or, on a futures-equivalent basis, options thereon, outside of the spot month, in the same crop year; provided however, That such spread or arbitrage positions, when combined with any other net positions in the single month, do not exceed the all-months limit set forth in § 150.2; or

(4) Carried for an eligible entity as defined in § 150.1(d), in the separate account or accounts of an independent account controller, as defined in § 150.1(e), and not in the spot month if there is a position limit which applies to individual trading months during their expiration; Provided, however, That the overall positions held or controlled by each such independent account controller may not exceed the limits specified in § 150.2.

(i) Additional Requirements for Exemption of Affiliated Entities. If the independent account controller is affiliated with the eligible entity or another independent account controller, each of the affiliated entities must:

(A) Have, and enforce, written procedures to preclude the affiliated entities from having knowledge of, gaining access to, or receiving data about, trades of the other. Such procedures must include document routing and other procedures or security arrangements, including separate physical locations, which would maintain the independence of their activities; provided, however, That such procedures may provide for the disclosure of information which is reasonably necessary for an eligible entity to maintain the level of control consistent with its fiduciary responsibilities and necessary to fulfill its duty to supervise diligently the trading done on its behalf;

(B) Trade such accounts pursuant to separately-developed and independent trading systems;

(C) Market such trading systems separately; and

(D) Solicit funds for such trading by separate Disclosure Documents that meet the standards of § 4.24 or § 4.34 of this chapter, as applicable, where such Disclosure Documents are required under part 4 of this chapter.

(ii) [Reserved]

(b)Call for information. Upon call by the Commission, the Director of the Division of Market Oversight or the Director's delegee, any person claiming an exemption from speculative position limits under this section must provide to the Commission such information as specified in the call relating to the positions owned or controlled by that person; trading done pursuant to the claimed exemption; the futures, options or cash market positions which support the claim of exemption; and the relevant business relationships supporting a claim of exemption.

[ 53 FR 41571, Oct. 24, 1988, as amended at 56 FR 14315, Apr. 9, 1991; 57 FR 44492, Sept. 28, 1992; 58 FR 17982, Apr. 7, 1993; 60 FR 38193, July 25, 1995; 67 FR 62353, Oct. 7, 2002]

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Title 17 published on 2015-12-04

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  • 2016-12-30; vol. 81 # 251 - Friday, December 30, 2016
    1. 81 FR 96704 - Position Limits for Derivatives
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      COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION, 37, 17 CFR Parts 1, 15, 17, 19, 38, 140, 150 and 151
      Comments must be received on or before February 28, 2017.
      17 CFR Part 1
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  • 2016-12-16; vol. 81 # 242 - Friday, December 16, 2016
    1. 81 FR 91454 - Aggregation of Positions
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      17 CFR Part 150