CFTC Division of Enforcement Releases First Public Enforcement Manual

May 13, 2019

On May 8, 2019, the Division of Enforcement of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released an Enforcement Manual – the first public document of its kind from the Division.

Though the Manual does not reveal any significant shifts in policy, it will undoubtedly serve as an important resource for individuals and entities dealing with CFTC enforcement actions. The Division’s decision to publish an enforcement manual continues a trend of providing more public guidance regarding the Division’s enforcement practices and policies. In recent years, the CFTC has also asserted itself as an increasingly active enforcement authority, and this publication suggests that the Division intends that trend to continue.