Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)

What is Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)?

Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) meaning A person engaged in a business similar to an investment trust or a syndicate and who solicits or accepts funds, securities, or property for the purpose of trading commodity futures contracts or commodity options. The commodity pool operator either itself makes trading decisions on behalf of the pool or engages a commodity trading advisor to do so. Managers at hedge funds or their advisors are often registered with the CFTC as CPOs or CTAs. See 7 USC 1a(11).

 

reference: U.S. COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION – CFTC Glossary