Grow Your Business with Options – Sept 13th

Diversification is not just something we want our customers to utilize. Diversified revenue streams have become more and more important in the brokerage world. Options products offer a way to diversify your revenue stream and provide a new product to your customer base. Our panelists are experts in this area and will not only be discussing how and why you should be using options but also how to implement successfully within your business. Space is limited….reserve your spot while seats are still available. The experience and expertise of this panel is mind boggling and if you have thought about utilizing…

Title Connecting: Personal Branding & Networking Strategies NIBA Fall Conference – Sept 13th

Jessica Titlebaum Darmoni, Business Development and Marketing Expert & Founder of The Title Connections to speak @ NIBA Fall Conference. Jessica will share her experience and expertise in an area that is extremely important to all participants of the brokerage industry. Space is limited….reserve your spot while seats are still available. Jessica Titlebaum Darmoni has over 15 years of experience building relationships, networking and connecting the dots. Jessica was able to build an extensive network as co-Founder and President of Women in Listed Derivatives (WILD). As WILD’s President, Jessica led WILD’s parent Board in Chicago from 2009-2014 and established branches…

Thank You – DePaul University

Thank you to DePaul University for another hugely successful joint symposium. This marks the 5th year NIBA has partnered with DePaul University to present an afternoon of education and networking for our members — and another standing-room-only event. This year’s topics included blockchain, NFA-audit triggers, new AML requirements, implementation of GDPR and changes to cyber-security regulations. The highlight of the meeting was an intimate and very informative armchair chat featuring Leo Melamed, pioneer of financial futures and Chairman Emeritus of CME Group. Big thanks also to the Joint NIBA/DePaul Symposium Committee. The 2018 event committee included: – Tom Sandy, Chairman…...

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NIBA Chicago Conference – Sept 13th

Registration is now open for the upcoming NIBA Chicago Conference.  Please click here to register for this event.  The full agenda will be posted at the end of this week so be sure to check back for updates and announcements.  This will be a full day program followed by a cocktail networking reception. EVENT PAGE

CFTC Grants NIBA’s No-Action Request regarding certain FASB Changes

On August  13, the CFTC granted no-action and issued a no-action letter regarding certain FASB changes set to take effect as early as December 15, 2018 for certain IIBs, FCMs and other CFTC-registrants that are broker-dealers. The Lease Accounting Update as proposed would have resulted in a decrease in regulatory capital as compared to the current accounting treatment. NIBA submitted a request for no-action to the CFTC on this item in March. SIFMA and the FIA also submitted documentation. In support of our request, we noted that the Lease Accounting Update is purely a matter of accounting that does not…...

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IB Handbook

CME Group has posted the latest edition of The Complete IB Handbook on its website at cmegroup.com/ibhandbook, written by Melinda Schramm, Founder & Chairman of the NIBA. Melinda has written the definitive guide on how to become an Introducing Broker and the state of the IB community today. If you want to open your own shop, if you need an attorney or accountant or if you’re preparing for your first audit —  this is the book for you. Based, in large part, on the responses received as a result of the survey of the IB community conducted by Melinda and…...

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Chairman’s Letter – August 2018

In 8 BC, the eighth month of the year was named for Augustus Caesar, emperor of Rome, in honor of his several great battle triumphs, including the conquest of Egypt. August is “Happiness Happens Month,” in the U.S., a month-long celebration of sharing happy news. For a good start to NIBA members’ “happy month,” CFTC has notified NIBA it has issued a no-action letter in response to our request submitted in March with regard to the changing FASB rules. Those rules would have had substantial effect on IIBs and FCMs. NIBA requested relief in behalf of its IB members, and…...

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NYC Conference Videos

Video of NIBAs annual spring NYC conference is available online for those who were unable to attend in person.  Sessions included Marketing, Cryptocurrency, Quant Essentials and Compliance Clips.  Please use the link below to enjoy the videos at your convenience. NYC Conference Videos...

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On Demand Webinar Series – Interest Rate Trading

This new 4-part on-demand webinar series gives you the insights you want and a better understanding about trading liquid interest rate futures markets. Enjoy instructor-led education at your convenience. The series includes: Treasury Futures 1.0: Understanding the delivery process, basis, carry, net basis and cheapest-to-deliver (CTD) mean. Treasury Futures 2.0: A deeper dive into basis trading, how to use Treasury futures for duration adjustment, and applying futures for yield curve management. STIR Futures 1.0: Everything you need to know about the new 3-month SOFR, fixed nature of basis point value (BPV); contract specifications and the underlying market/index. STIR Futures 2.0:…...

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Chairman’s Letter – July 2018

July was named by the Roman Senate in honor of Roman general Julius Caesar, the politician who played a critical role in the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of Roman Empire. “Dog days” occur in early July, and refer to the time of year when the hot sultry weather of summer usually starts. In the U.S., we celebrate National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month throughout July. On July 18 and 19, LabCFTC will hold Office Hours at the NYC office of the CFTC focused on FinTech innovation. LabCFTC was designed to give the CFTC…...

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