FANG Market Data Announcement

Trade the top of tech NYSE FANG+™ Index futures Introducing a new market data program NYSE FANG+ Index futures were launched on ICE Futures U.S. in 2017. Comprised of 15 high growth technology stocks, the contract averaged 1,500 contracts/day in 2018 and its momentum continues to grow. Participating market makers maintain a well quoted, liquid market and the product’s commercial success has continued to develop.The unique structure of the index, which consists of some of the largest in tech, has captured the interest of a variety of participants including retail, asset managers, CTAs, institutions, and trading desks. The index composition…...

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Liquidity Insights: Q4 Equity Volatility

Volatility in equities returned in 2018, surprising markets with a spike in February after a remarkably calm 2017. Volatility, however, retreated through the summer before reappearing in the fourth quarter, resulting in some big price moves in major equity indices. Read more....

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New York, New York

NIBA’s annual conference, scheduled for April 10, will be held at the New York Athletic Club. The Association has held NY meetings for over 15 years — this is our 5th year in a row at the historic NYAC. The purpose of all NIBA events is education — education on changing regulation, on compliance and on business growth for all categories of registered derivatives professionals. A standing room only crowd is expected again this year. Business sessions this year could not be more topical! -Mike Coglianese (Michael Coglianese, CPA) will review changes in federal tax laws effecting all of us;…...

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NFA Members Meeting – Follow Up

On Feb. 5, 2019, I attended the Annual NFA Members Meeting at NFA offices in Chicago. Maureen Downs, Vice-Chairman of the NFA Board of Directors and Tom Sexton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the NFA along with several executive level members of the NFA staff attended the meeting. I was the only attendee from the industry. The following issues were discussed: ISSP Up-dates (Effective April 1): NIBA members had concerns about the cost of implementing new requirements, third-party vendor liability and whether NFA exams in this area would take the form of education versus enforcement for a period of…...

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Chairman’s Letter – February 2019

February in Chicago has begun in the deep freeze. Dangerous, record-setting temperatures meant kids missed school, and meetings were cancelled. The NIBA Board of Directors used the time to put the finishing touches on the NIBA Annual New York City Event. Our Annual NYC event is scheduled for April 10th. Four business sessions and a networking reception begin at 2pm (onsite registration open at 1:30pm) at the New York Athletic Club, the site of our meetings for the past five years. Registration is open. The NFA held its annual members meeting at its Chicago office on Feb. 5. I attended…...

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Taxes & Tariffs NYC

Alison Coughlin will discuss current macroeconomic conditions and explore their potential impact on domestic and global agriculture. This presentation will include a dialogue about the trade war with China, an examination of other free trade agreements, and what these shifts may mean for the future of the agricultural sector. Register here to reserve your spot now Alison Coughlin Manager Research and Product Development CME Group Inc....

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Event Risk Enters Phase 3: What’s At Stake in 2019?

When will the Fed halt its series of nine rate hikes that began in December 2015, or when will the trade war with China truly end? Questions like these epitomize the changing nature of event risk since 2008 where outcomes could be dragged out instead of being known on set dates. And, this could set the stage for heightened volatility in markets in 2019. [Read More]...

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Chairman’s Letter – Jan 2019

Month-Long Celebrations: National Soup and National Prune Month For some, January is the opening to new beginnings. For the NIBA, it means the continuation of our commitment to our members to provide education for your business growth and a forum in which to exchange ideas. Mark your calendar now to attend the three in-person programs scheduled for 2019: April 10: NIBA Spring Meeting, New York Athletic Club, NYC July 11: 6th Annual DePaul University/NIBA Joint Symposium, DePaul University, Chicago Sept. 12: NIBA Annual Members Meeting, Illinois Tech, Chicago On January 17, the FIA will present a webinar on spoofing, surveillance…...

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Important Changes coming to Illinois STM Insurance Plans

Illinois lawmakers have taken steps to limit the maximum duration of short-term medical plans (STM plans) from 360 days to 180 days. Earlier this year, Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would apply this limitation, but Illinois lawmakers had enough votes to override that veto. Bill SB1737 is due to go into effect on 1/1/2019. The bill states that STM plans can only be for a duration of 180 days. When a STM plan ends there is a mandatory 60 day break before starting another STM plan. United Healthcare and other carriers are stating that any plan that has…...

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NIBA NYC 2019 Keynote Speaker “Father of Financial Futures”

The NIBA is pleased to announce renowned financial innovator and entrepreneur, Dr. Richard Sandor will deliver the keynote address at our NYC Conference.  If you have not yet registered please take a minute to do so as this event tends to fill up quickly. Richard L. Sandor is chairman and chief executive officer of Environmental Financial Products LLC, which specializes in inventing, designing, and developing new financial markets with a special emphasis on investment advisory services. EFP was established in 1998 and was the predecessor company and incubator to the Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX), the European Climate Exchange (ECX) and…...

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