Designated Self-Regulatory Organization (DSRO)

What is Designated Self-Regulatory Organization (DSRO)?

Designated Self-Regulatory Organization (DSRO) meaning Self-regulatory organizations (i.e., the commodity exchanges and registered futures associations) that enforce minimum financial and reporting requirements for their members, among other responsibilities outlined in the CFTC’s regulations. When afutures commission merchant (FCM) is a member of more than one SRO, the SROs may decide among themselves which of them will assume primary responsibility for these regulatory duties and, upon approval of the plan by the Commission, be appointed the ‘designated self-regulatory organization’ for that FCM.

 

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