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MFA has questioned this requirement for CTAs, pointing out that investment advisers have no similar requirement. Although someone must provide the disclosure statement to the customer, the Board agrees that the CTA does not have to be the source of that document. In fact, if the account is carried by an NASD member that is itself required by NASD rules to provide the document, NFA's current rule could result in both the CTA and the Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) delivering the document. Therefore, the Board amended NFA Compliance Rule 2-30 and the related Interpretive Notice to remove CTAs from the special risk disclosure requirements for security futures products and to place the obligation to provide the statement on the Member carrying an account solicited by the CTA. The CTA must still, of course, consider how well a customer understands the risks when determining if it is appropriate for the customer to trade security futures products or to use the CTA's trading program for that purpose.