Braden Perry, a former CFTC Senior Trial Attorney that works in areas of novel and emerging technology with a financial focus, was featured in an NB Finance article on Commodity Trading. “Commodity trading is known to be extremely volatile and the risks are great,”  Perry said. “There are many (fewer) CTAs than traditional asset managers or stockbrokers and finding one that can evaluate a portfolio as a whole is necessary.” CTAs and CPOs are fiduciaries, meaning they are legally required to put the client’s interests ahead of their own, he said.

“To find out about a CTA (or CPO) and whether it is properly registered, read its disclosure form,” Perry says. “This form will include information on any disciplinary information as well as educational background and work history. You should also view the online portal the (National Futures Association) maintains, which includes this information as well.”

As a Senior Trial Attorney at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Chief Compliance Officer of a financial firm, Perry assists companies and indviduals in prospective CFTC compliance defending in enforcement actions.

To view the entire article please visit NB Finance.

About Kennyhertz Perry’s Commodities, Futures, and Derivatives Practice Group

Kennyhertz Perry advises clients on a wide range of commodities and derivatives regulatory matters.  Kennyhertz Perry has experience in all types of derivative transactions and design structures to meet clients’ specific trading, financial and/or credit needs.  The roots of the practice are in the commodities markets, where Kennyhertz Perry partner Braden Perry spent time as a Senior Trial Attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  Our lawyers regularly advise our clients on compliance with the complex laws and regulations governing the securities and derivatives industries, including the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000, the Commodity Exchange Act, the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, the Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934, the Investment Company Act of 1940, the Investment Advisers Act of 1940, the SEC and CFTC regulations, the rules of the various derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses and other industry self-regulatory organizations and the “Blue Sky” state securities laws. Keeping abreast of regulatory developments is imperative, and enables our lawyers to guide clients on comment-making about proposed legislation and regulation, provide ongoing operational and compliance counseling, and offer advice on appropriate modifications of transaction structure and documentation.

Clients also benefit from Kennyhertz Perry’s experience in related areas of law, such as litigation, banking, securities, insurance, and its regular practice before the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Leaders in the financial industry choose Kennyhertz Perry because the firm’s lawyers tailor their advice to the unique issues presented by each matter they handle.

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