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Qualified Eligible Participant (QEP)

What is 'Qualified Eligible Participant - QEP'

An individual who meets requirements to trade in different investment funds, such as futures and hedge funds. The rules for defining a QEP are outlined under Rule 4.7 of the Commodity and Exchange Act.

Explaining 'Qualified Eligible Participant - QEP'

Some of the conditions that a person must meet in order to be classified as a QEP are:


Further Reading


The financial market effects of the Federal Reserve's large-scale asset purchases
www.ijcb.org [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …

Making 'good'or 'critical'citizens: From social justice to financial literacy in the Québec Education ProgramMaking 'good'or 'critical'citizens: From social justice to financial literacy in the Québec Education Program
www.biejournals.de [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …

US Financial Regulation of Sovereign Wealth FundsUS Financial Regulation of Sovereign Wealth Funds
heinonline.org [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …

Hedge Funds: The Ultimate Game of Liar's PokerHedge Funds: The Ultimate Game of Liar's Poker
heinonline.org [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …

Is Hedge fund regulation necessaryIs Hedge fund regulation necessary
heinonline.org [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …

Serving as a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) evaluator: Notes from a noviceServing as a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) evaluator: Notes from a novice
www.tandfonline.com [PDF]
… documents provided details as to what types of securities were eligible for purchase … occur when market participants update their expectations and not when actual purchases take place … August 2009 FOMC statement, which dropped the “up to” language qualifying the maximum …



Q&A About Qualified Eligible Participant (QEP)


What is a Qualified Eligible Participant?

A qualified eligible participant is an individual who meets the requirements to trade in different investment funds.

What kind of investments do QEPs have access to?

They have access to futures, options, and other types of derivatives trading.

Why does it matter if someone is a QEP?

It matters because they have access to more investment opportunities than others do. They also have more protection from lawsuits.

What are some of the conditions that must be met for a person to be classified as a QEP?

The person must meet certain requirements such as being registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) or National Futures Association (NFA).

Who can become a QEP?

An individual who has been registered by CFTC or NFA and has passed background checks.