CME Group Regulatory Outreach Program

CME Group’s Regulatory Outreach Program provides market participants with the information and resources necessary to meet their compliance needs. Our goal is to work with market participants proactively to ensure they understand our regulatory requirements and thereby avoid potential problems in the future. The program aims to: Effectively communicate rule modifications, rule advisories and other rules-based information to market participants…...

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NYC Conference Follow Up: NFA Cybyersecurity Interpretive Notice

In light of the almost daily news about cybersecurity breaches, including at financial institutions, and the significant threat and damage these breaches could cause to NFA’s Member firms, customers, and the U.S. derivatives industry, NFA developed guidance requiring Members to adopt and enforce procedures to secure both customer data and access to their electronic systems. With ongoing technological advancements, it…...

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NYC Conference Follow Up: Attaining a Viable Cyber Security Program at a Reasonable Price

Attaining a Viable Cyber Security Program at a Reasonable Price; is it Possible? We’ve all heard about the hacks at Sony, Target, and even the U.S. Government. Fortune 500 companies and US government agencies getting hacked is exciting news. Well, actually – it’s terrifying. And even more disturbing is the complexity associated with solving this problem. For a Fortune 500…...

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Ask the NFA

As your industry advocate, the NIBA provides many services which help your business stay in compliance with NFA regulations. “Ask the NFA,” is the way you can ask questions about those regulations and compliance requirements without having to call NFA directly. Just email us at [email protected] and we will get the answers for you. Please keep in mind the purpose…...

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The How, Why and When of Selecting a Fund Auditor

How or when to select or change a fund audit firm for your hedge fund, CTA or other alternative investment business can seem like a daunting decision for any fund manager. However, it can be done with the right considerations and processes in place. WHEN TO SELECT A FUND AUDITOR Many fund managers are under the assumption that since fund…...

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The Value of Strategic Partnerships – Maximize Your Rate of Returns

Whether you are running a hedge fund, Introducing Broker, CTA, or CPO you are required to spend most of your time managing your investors, investments, and returns. In our regulated industry, you also need to hire an attorney, an auditor, a compliance expert, and an administrator that compiles your monthly performance results. These hires can be considered necessary evils. But…...

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NYC Cybersecurity Panel Preview

Our industry has certainly transformed over the past decade. Much of this transformation stems from new rules and regulations, some of which are aimed at addressing the use of technology in the futures industry. As we are all aware, effective March 1, 2016, each and every NFA Member firm must adopt and enforce an information systems security program (“ISSP”). If…...

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Ask the NFA

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NIBA CFTC Comment Letter

March 16, 2016 Mr. Christopher J. Kirkpatrick Secretary of the Commission Commodity Futures Trading Commission Three LaFayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW Washington, DC 20581 RE: Proposed Rulemaking on Regulation Automated Trading (“Reg AT”) RIN 3038-AD52 VIA ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION Mr. Kirkpatrick: NIBA appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“Commission” or “CFTC”) proposed rulemaking on Regulation…...

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Cybersecurity Questionnaire

For the last several months Cybersecurity has been on everyone’s radar. Now that the implementation deadline has passed, many NIBA IBs have put something basic in place. For those NIBA members who may still be looking to fine tune their program, policy and/or procedures, we’d like to offer a potential solution. Courtesy of Turnkey Trading Partners, the NIBA has obtained…...

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