Intent to Nominate J. Christopher Giancarlo as CFTC Chairman

President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate a number of key administration officials.  This announcement included nomination for Chairman of the CFTC.  Below is from the White House Office of the Press Secretary: J. Christopher Giancarlo of New Jersey will serve as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Mr. Giancarlo was confirmed to be a Commissioner at…

Chairman’s Letter – March 2017

“I don’t mind going back to daylight saving time. With inflation, the hour will be the only thing I’ve saved all year.” Victor Borge, 1909-2000 Victor Borge was an Danish and American comedian, conductor and pianist, popular on radio and television in Europe and the United States. He was often referred to as “The Clown Prince of Denmark.” I am…

NIBA SoCal Conference Wrap Up

SoCal Conference Summary On February 23rd the NIBA held its first conference of 2017 in Newport Beach, California. Promoted as being held in “toasty” southern California many attendees from the Chicago area commented that the weather they left back in the windy city was actually quite a bit warmer! In spite of the unseasonably cool 61° the conference was a…

ADM Investor Services Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

From it’s modest beginning in 1966 to the global clearing firm it is today, ADM Investor Services has never wavered in its commitment to the Introducing Broker community.  The firm is proud of the 250 IB’s who have chosen ADMIS as their clearing firm, and tailors its services to help them succeed.  Check out their story here   

Chairman’s Letter – February 2017

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the lack of learning is a calamity to any people – Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895 Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, orator, author, and women’s rights advocate. A former slave, he rose to national prominence during the Civil War years, and was an outspoken supporter of the necessity of education to further…

Annual FCM & Service Provider Reception

NIBA held its annual “Thank You” reception for FCMs and Service Providers at the Union League Club in Chicago on February 2. Thirty-four FCM and Service Provider Members attended and were honored for their contributions and support of the Association. The following were honored for exceptional service to NIBA membership: – Liccar & Co., Founding Member – CME Group, Founding…

ADMIS 2017 Conference

Congratulations to ADMIS on a terrific IB Conference. It was well-planned, well-executed and well-attended! Thank you to all at ADMIS for including us at the event and for the continued support of the NIBA

Chairman’s Letter – Jan 2017

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey, 1954-   Oprah Winfrey is an American media proprietor, actress, producer & philanthropist. Looking back on 2016, I thought her words were particularly appropriate to our industry going forward into the new year. CFTC Chairman Massad has indicated he will leave the Commission on…

NIBA SoCal Conference around the corner – February 23, 2017

The 2017 NIBA conference schedule kicks off the year in toasty Southern California on February 23, in beautiful Newport Beach. This will be followed by our spring meeting in New York City in late April and then our fall event in Chicago. The SoCal conference brings a little bit of Chicago and New York – the centers of futures trading…

CME Fee Increase Jan 2017

Pending CFTC regulatory approvals and review periods, below provides a summary of the January 1, 2016 pricing changes for each of the product exchanges: CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX. Please see link below for a detailed breakdown of the CME Group’s fee increase CME Group Exchange & Clearing Fees