17 CFR § 4.27 - Additional reporting by commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.
(a) General definitions. For the purposes of this section:
(2) Commodity trading advisor or CTA has the same meaning as defined in section 1a(12);
(3) Direct has the same meaning as defined in section 4.10(f);
(5) Pool has the same meaning as defined in section 1(a)(10) of the Commodity Exchange Act;
(6) Reporting period means the reporting period as defined in the forms promulgated hereunder;
(b) Persons required to report.
(i) A commodity pool operator that is registered, but operates only pools for which it maintains an exclusion from the definition of the term “commodity pool operator” in § 4.5 and/or an exemption from registration as a commodity pool operator in § 4.13;
(iii) A commodity trading advisor that is registered, but directs only the accounts of commodity pools for which it is registered as a commodity pool operator and, though registered, complies with § 4.14(a)(4); and
(iv) A commodity trading advisor that is registered, but directs only the accounts of commodity pools for which it is exempt from registration as a commodity pool operator, and though registered, complies with § 4.14(a)(5).
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (c)(2) of this section, each reporting person shall file with the National Futures Association, a report with respect to the directed assets of each pool under the advisement of the commodity pool operator consistent with appendix A to this part or commodity trading advisor consistent with appendix C to this part.
(2) All financial information shall be reported in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles consistently applied. Notwithstanding the foregoing, or anything in the instructions to appendix A of this part to the contrary, a commodity pool operator of a pool that meets the conditions specified in § 4.22(d)(2)(i) to present and compute the commodity pool's financial statements contained in the Annual Report other than in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles and has filed notice pursuant to § 4.22(d)(2)(iii) may also use the alternative accounting principles, standards or practices identified in the notice in reporting information required to be reported pursuant to paragraph (c)(1) of this section.
(d) Investment advisers to private funds. Except as otherwise expressly provided in this section, CPOs and CTAs that are dually registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are required to file Form PF pursuant to the rules promulgated under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, shall file Form PF with the Securities and Exchange Commission in lieu of filing such other reports with respect to private funds as may be required under this section. In addition, except as otherwise expressly provided in this section, CPOs and CTAs that are dually registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission and are required to file Form PF pursuant to the rules promulgated under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, may file Form PF with the Securities and Exchange Commission in lieu of filing such other reports with respect to commodity pools that are not private funds as may be required under this section. Dually registered CPOs and CTAs that file Form PF with the Securities and Exchange Commission will be deemed to have filed Form PF with the Commission for purposes of any enforcement action regarding any false or misleading statement of a material fact in Form PF.
(e) Filing requirements. Each report required to be filed with the National Futures Association under this section shall:
(i) Contain an oath and affirmation that, to the best of the knowledge and belief of the individual making the oath and affirmation, the information contained in the document is accurate and complete; Provided, however, That it shall be unlawful for the individual to make such oath or affirmation if the individual knows or should know that any of the information in the document is not accurate and complete and
(ii) Each oath or affirmation must be made by a representative duly authorized to bind the CPO or CTA.
(2) Be submitted consistent with the National Futures Association's electronic filing procedures.
(f) Termination of reporting requirement. All reporting persons shall continue to file such reports as are required under this section until the effective date of a Form 7W filed in accordance with the Commission's regulations.
(g) Public records. Reports filed pursuant to this section shall not be considered Public Records as defined in § 145.0 of this chapter.