Investment Management > Commodities Funds

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s global Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA)/Commodity Pool Operators (CPO) practice represents sponsors of all types of commodity trading firms, including CTAs and sponsors of commodity pools.

Our CTA/CPO team advises clients with respect to:

  • registration and exemption
  • counterparty and trading relationships
  • CTA and CPO compliance
  • NFA and CFTC and exchange audits and enforcement actions
  • tax and ERISA advice
  • intellectual property and trademark protection
  • cybersecurity, privacy and data protection.

We represent CTAs with respect to allocations from major institutional allocators, including:

  • major investment and commercial banks
  • FCM and other platforms
  • sovereign wealth funds
  • state and municipal plans
  • public funds
  • private funds
  • corporate pension plans
  • mutual funds.

We have organized and provided representation to hundreds of commodity pools and their CPOs and CTAs. Our lawyers are positioned to help clients pursue opportunities worldwide.