NFA webinars for Swaps Proficiency Requirements Administrators

NFA’s Swaps Proficiency Requirements will launch and become accessible online on January 31, 2020. For details regarding who must fulfill these requirements, see Notice to Members I-19-09. Each NFA Member with associated persons (AP) required to take these requirements must designate at least one Swaps Proficiency Requirements Administrator (SPR Admin) who will coordinate enrollment and track progress. An SPR Admin must also be an ORS Security Manager. An NFA Member may designate an SPR Admin(s) on or after November 1, 2019. NFA will email specific instructions and the relevant link to Members on November 1st. NFA will hold the first…

Your Ideas Wanted….

Have you ever attended a conference or a meeting and thought “Wow, I could have come up with a better topic than that.” Well…here’s your chance! NIBA’s Annual NYC meeting is in the planning stages. Send us your suggestions for topics, speakers or issues. Better yet — how about volunteering to help out on the steering committee and on the day of the event? Just contact Melinda, [email protected] or Steve, [email protected] The NIBA Annual NYC meeting will be held on April 22 at the New York Athletic Club. Business sessions begin at 1:30pm, immediately followed by cocktails. All of NIBA’s…

Chairman’s Letter – October 2019

National Pizza Month/Octoberfest Most NIBA members were severely affected – directly or as industry professionals – by MF Global’s failure under Jon Corzine’s leadership. We have all spent the last several years repairing the damage done to our businesses, our client relationships and to our industry’s reputation. On behalf of our membership, NIBA fully supported the decision to revoke Mr. Corzine’s license following the collapse of MF Global and we have voiced strong opposition to granting registration individually or to any company controlled by Corzine. Most of you likely signed the petition addressed to the SEC which CTA representatives to…

NYC Apr 22, 2020 Save the Date

NIBA will hold its 7th Annual New York City Conference, April 22 at the New York Athletic Club. The NYAC is located in midtown Manhattan. It’s a beautiful venue, easy to get to and just perfect for an afternoon of learning and networking with other derivatives professionals! Mark your calendar now for April 22. Space at NYAC is limited – you don’t want to miss out on what is sure to be a valuable, actionable and fun afternoon. To volunteer for the planning committee, contact Steve, [email protected] or Melinda, [email protected] PS: Check out the 2018 Annual NYC Conference video on…

Chairman’s Letter – September 2019

September – Better Breakfast Month Bourbon Heritage Month It is sometimes hard for me to believe that NIBA has been around for over a quarter of a century. Since its founding in 1991, we’ve had both boom and bust years – just like the markets themselves. While the membership and our focus issues have changed with the times, NIBA’s commitment to education has never changed. On September 12, we presented the 28th Annual Fall Members Meeting at IIT, Stuart School of Business in Chicago. The full-day meeting left attendees with information on marketing, compliance and much more. A video of…

NIBA Announces Chicago 2019 Keynote Session

Bryan Durkin & Andy Busch “Fireside Chat – The Future of Futures” NIBA Chicago Conference September 12th NIBA is pleased to announce this year’s keynote session “The Future of Futures” featuring CME Group’s President, Bryan Durkin and former CFTC Chief Market Intelligence Officer Andy Busch. These industry leaders bring their unique and interesting perspective to this forward looking discussion. We are as interested and excited as you to hear these two speak! Bryan T. Durkin serves as President of CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. He is responsible for overseeing the company’s Technology, Global Operations, Market…

Join NIBA Sept 12th @ Illinois Tech

You’re Invited – September 12, Illinois Tech, Chicago NIBA Membership Meetings are focused on topics which: Help you serve your clients better Stay in compliance with changing industry rules Grow your business and enhance your income NIBA meetings are planned by NIBA members working together as a committee to focus on issues which effect your business every day. Starting with the first NIBA Member Meeting way back in 1991, experts from inside and outside the industry have delivered the most relevant, most recent and most actionable information about product offerings, regulatory developments and marketing. Information that is compliant, and —…

Conference Exhibit Hall

Join Us in the Exhibit Hall @ Illinois Tech – September 12 NIBA presents a unique opportunity for one-on-one conversations in the Exhibit Hall at the 28th Annual NIBA Member Meeting, Sept. 12 at Illinois Tech, 565 W. Adams. Each of the following will have a representative available to answer your questions about products and services which will aid your client service, help you stay in compliance and grow your revenue. Barchart CME Group Michael Coglianese, CPA Main Street Data Small Exchange For more information about the September 12 Exhibit Hall or becoming a Service Provider Member of the NIBA,…

NIBA Chicago Conference 2019

Summertime in Chicago is hard to beat and something that everyone looks forward to after a long hard winter.  While the boating and patios are in full force the NIBA is charging ahead focused on its annual fall conference.  We of course enjoy our fair share of patio time too! This year’s program is shaping up to be another one for the record books and we are excited to share it with the entire membership.  First up is we will be in a new location this year.  The CME has been kind enough to share their space with us for…