U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission--Availability of the Customer Protection Fund
B-321788, Aug 8, 2011
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission administers the Customer Protection Fund, which is available for the payment of awards to eligible whistleblowers and the funding of customer education initiatives. The Commission may use the Fund to establish an office and hire personnel to carry out whistleblower incentive and customer education programs. The Commission may deposit certain monetary sanctions in the Fund as of July 21, 2010, the date that the Fund was established by law, despite the fact that the Commission has not yet issued implementing rules and regulations.