Commodity Pool Operator - CPO

Persons or limited partnerships responsible for investing a commodity pool's assets in commodity-futures and options positions. Commodity pool operators solicit funds for trading in securities such as futures contracts, or off exchange foreign exchange contracts.

CPOs typically hire Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) to make investment decisions for the pool. They require registration in most circumstances and must be a member of the National Futures Association.


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