NIBA Hosts 25th Anniversary Chicago Conference and Launches New Member-Focused Website

The National Introducing Broker Association (NIBA) held its 25th Anniversary Conference on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 at the iconic Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Featuring panel and debate-style sessions, this conference addressed topics covering key compliance issues, financial technology disruption, best practices in financial marketing, and economic effects resulting from the recent Brexit. In addition to exclusive financial compliance training opportunities for attendees, the conference included a special tour of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Global Command Center which is the Market Operations and Customer Service desk for electronic trading on the world’s largest futures exchange. Dovetailing the event is the announcement of…...

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NIBA Website Launch

The NIBA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  The last 25 years have seen a number of changes within the industry and the association has been around for it all. Looking forward we are excited to be a part of the next chapters as well.  Part of staying in front of relevant issues and topics is by keeping our commitment to being and educational resource to the industry.  Our store front has been in the form of the NIBA website and this year it’s getting a full remodel.  Gate 39 Media has done a wonderful job with the new…...

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September Chairman’s Letter

From NIBA Chairman, Melinda Schramm September 08, 2016 Anniversary: the celebration or commemoration of an event recurring each year -Websters College Dictionaries, 2015 By now you know that NIBA is celebrating its 25th Anniversary Year during 2016. In February, FCM and Service Provider Members joined the NIBA Board of Directors to review the accomplishments of the Association and toast the coming year. In April, New York-based members of the NIBA were able to celebrate our 25th year with a half-day forum concentrating on the metals and energies markets and the very new NFA guidance for your firm’s cybersecurity compliance. And,…...

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Eagle Way Capital LLC | April 2013 NIBA Focus on the Membership

Profile Questionnaire Firm Name:  Eagle Way Capital LLC Year Founded:  2009 Number of Brokers:  3 Primary Registration Category:  We are an independent IB, futures ad forex. We are also a CTA, currently with a single managed account program that operates either as a forex or currency futures program. NIBA Member Since:  2012 Address (City, State):  152 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007 Total Number of Branch Offices & Locations:  Main Office—Lincroft NJ; Branch 1—NYC; Branch 2—Bayonne NJ Other Registrations:  Dan Uslander is a registered rep of a securities broker dealer, but Eagle Way Capital has no other registrations. NFA Reg…...

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2013 USDA Prospective Plantings Report Now Available

The CME Group’s 2013 USDA Prospective Plantings Report Market Outlook presentation is now available on archived video and power point slides: View Presentation  View PPT Slides  Additional Resources from the CME: Short-Dated New Crop Options Fact Card (PDF) Short-Dated Grain Options Gaining Traction Nearly Two-Thirds of Corn Belt Still in Drought Dry Soils Raise Cautionary Flag Over Crop Outlook April, May Key to Grain, Soybean Market Direction Why USDA Reports Matter to Ag Markets   The Opinions expressed are the opinions of the author. The opinions, the trading styles, trading information and trading programs are not endorsed by the NIBA,…...

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Improving Predictability of Future Results

The general industry disclaimer is “Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results”. However, what if we could identify and select CTAs with the characteristics necessary to produce “more” predictable future performance? Rather than simply chasing the hot hand, investors and allocators could improve their chances for long term success by focusing on selecting CTAs with a strong probability of repeating past performance in the future. More than 20 years ago, when Brandywine developed our Benchmark trading program, we faced the same question. How could we increase the odds that our future performance would match the past tested performance…...

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Kansas City Trading Group | November 2012 Focus on the Membership

Primary Markets Traded: Having been in the grain business since 1976 and at the KCBT since 1981; our expertise is grain futures and options. We primarily deal with commercial grain producers, processors and end users. How did you get started? How did the firm get started? After graduating from Milliken University I was hired by ADM. There I spent time at various facilities trading cash grain. After, I moved to Kansas City in 1981, I set up a futures clearing operation for the commodity trading side of ADM in addition to running two grain terminals in KC. In order to…...

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Strait LLC | October 2012 – Focus on the Membership

Primary Markets Traded: Global Futures, Options and cleared OTC. Specializing in Metals and Energy servicing commercial and institutional/Prop client base. How did you get started? How did the firm get started? I’ve spent over 30 years in the futures and options business at various industry positions such as Marketing Director of the New York Mercantile Exchange, and the Director of Marketing for Mitsubishi FCM, Triland USA. About 3 years ago, I saw a need for a specialty futures and options firm in Miami, and opened Strait, LLC. We have New York and Chicago Operations as well as our Florida location.…...

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The PRICE Futures Group | September 2012 Focus on the Membership

Primary Markets Traded The PRICE Futures Group trades and specializes in each of the domestic and global futures and options markets which include grains, softs, energies, metals, equities, currencies, and interest rates, among others. How did you get started? How did the firm get started? President & CEO, Walter Thomas Price, III, has been involved in the securities, cash commodities, and commodity futures markets for more than 40 years as both a trader for his own account and as a broker. In 1988, Mr. Price founded The PRICE Futures Group, Inc. as a full service futures and options brokerage company.…...

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HighGround Trading Group, Inc. | July 2012 Focus on the Membership

How did you get started? How did the firm get started? Mike Burke started in the business as the Controller of an FCM and worked his way up to Senior Management positions at various FCMs including Iowa Grain, RJ O’Brien and MF Global. Rick Gallwas started on the brokerage side of the business and worked into Senior Management at various brokerage operations including ZAP Futures and RJO Futures. Burke and Gallwas partnered in 2009 to form HighGround an IIB providing value added services to direct retail and commercial ag clients as well as IBs and branch offices. Does the firm…...

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