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Regulation of Electronic Communication, Execution and Delivery of Documents to Customers of FCM/Bds, American Bar Association Annual Meeting, International Law Section Panel on Securities Transactions and Securities Markets in the Age of Cyberspace

The CFTC has taken a definitive position that electronic signatures are permitted for customer agreements, required disclosure consents and other documents where signatures were previously required. CFTC Rule 1.4, 17 C.F.R. 1.4. Neither the CFTC nor the National Futures Association (“NFA’) mandates customer agreements; however, they do mandate customer acknowledgment of margin disclosures and agreements […]

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