Asset managers push CFTC for more relief on position limits

Funds welcome aggregation tweaks but urge regulator to go further

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The CFTC is expected to finalise its position limits rule in 2016

Financial industry trade groups have called on the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to provide broader relief from the regulator's proposed rule on speculative position limits, zeroing in on parts of a companion rule that would determine when an asset manager must count the commodity positions of subsidiaries towards its own, group-wide limits.

"We are concerned that these criteria remain unduly restrictive and will limit the ability of market participants to disaggregate positions