New CFTC Rules Formalize Whistleblower Regulations

Hedge fund employees gain new protections

BRIAN T. DALY AND HOLLY H. WEISS, SCHULTE ROTH & ZABEL

On May 22, 2017, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission amended and supplemented several CFTC regulations to strengthen anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers under the Commodity Exchange Act. These amendments, in general, make the CFTC’s whistleblower protections consistent with those afforded by Securities and Exchange Commission rules and reinforce the need for private fund managers that are registered as commodity pool operators or commodity trading advisors to take affirmative...

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