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…

NIBA welcomes the American Financial Exchange to the Association

Cboe Futures Exchange and American Financial Exchange Announce Planned Launch of AMERIBOR® Futures Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE), one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies announced plans to launch futures on the AMERIBOR® (American Interbank Offered Rate) interest rate benchmark on Cboe Futures ExchangeSM (CFE). The new futures will launch on trade date August 16, in honor of the 42nd anniversary of the launch of Treasury bond futures. AMERIBOR futures will be cash-settled and are designed to reflect the market expectations of either compounded daily annualized AMERIBOR interest or average simple daily annualized AMERIBOR interest. CFE plans to…

Looking for FX rate trade ideas into Brexit?

NIBA is pleased to welcome Eurex Exchange as a member of the NIBA. Looking for FX rate forecasts into Brexit? Searching for an efficient tool to maneuver Spot FX? Join us July 25 in Chicago to learn how to capture new opportunities via #Eurex Rolling Spot FX Futures….. Unchartered Territory: All Eyes on Europe! How Will the UK’s Exit from the EU Affect the Euro & British Pound Eventbrite link Eurex’s Rolling Spot FX Futures offer an efficient new avenue to trade the OTC FX Spot price in a cash settled daily Futures wrapper, with all the assurance of a…

Standing Room Only!

It was standing room only at the 6th Annual July 11 NIBA/DePaul University Joint Symposium. NIBA thanks our event sponsors: DePaul University/Arditti Center Association of Futures Markets Dorman Trading Nanhua USA Sudrania Fund Management Electronic take-home bags have been sent to all attendees (You can check them out here in case you missed it) — if we missed you, please contact Steve Petillo, [email protected] Last week’s program included three business sessions which were taped and will soon be available on the NIBA website. Speakers and sessions include: Armchair Chat: Dan Roth, former CEO of NFA interviewed by Matt Kluchenek, Partner,…

Thanks to DePaul Planning Committee

Thanks!! Thanks to everyone who attended last week’s joint Symposium at DePaul University. It was another standing room-only event for the NIBA. Special thanks to this year’s planning committee: John Roe (Chairman), BTR Trading Dr. Carl Luft (Co-Chair), DePaul University/Arditti Center Katie Tervin, Zaner Group Andrew Strasman, Totem Asset Mark Shore, Coquest Advisors & DePaul University Tom Mitchell, Gain Capital Futures Steve Petillo, Straits Financial Melinda Schramm, NIBA If you would like to serve on the planning committee for NIBA’s annual fall membership meeting, please contact event chairman, Ryan Griffeth, [email protected]

Chairman’s Letter – July 2019

National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month On July 15, Heath Tarbert took over as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) replacing Chris Giancarlo who served for five years. The industry’s big question as posed by FIA SmartBrief is, will he be as supportive of the cryptoasset and fintech industries as his predecessor? Tarbert is an attorney who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was associate counsel for George W. Bush and focused on global financial regulation when he was in private legal practice. Most recently, he served in the Trump administration’s department of the Treasury,…

NYC 2019 Conference Videos

The NIBAs annual spring NYC conference was a great success.  If you were not able to attend or if you would like to refresh some of the sessions please have a look at the conference videos.  The videos can be found at the link below NYC Spring 2019 Conference Videos

NIBA/DePaul Symposium – July 11th

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.” — Yogi Berra Almost everything in life has its corresponding Yogism. The NIBA/DePaul Symposiums are no different, as over the past six years the Symposium has offered a forum to ponder as an industry where we have been, where we are now and where we are going. The 2019 symposium will continue that tradition, as we try to figure out which way we’re headed so we know when we get there. If to know where we are going we have…

NFA Reception/Board Meeting – Washington, D.C.

On May 16, NFA held their Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Reception in Washington DC. I was asked to represent the NIBA. At the board meeting, the NFA reviewed its budget and goals for the year. Maybe more importantly to NIBA members, the board approved the amendments to the NFA interpretative notice addressing Rule 2-9 Supervision of Branch Offices and GIBs. In early March, NFA staff met with NIBA board member Steve Petillo and myself to discuss the updating of this policy, and to learn the opinions of our members.The final notice reflects that conversation resulting in a more…