December Chairman’s Letter

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.                                                                            William Arthur Ward, 1921-1994 William Arthur Ward was an American writer, author and editor of the Pertinent Proverbs column which appeared weekly in the Ft. Worth Texas Star-Telegram for over 40 years. Credited and quoted frequently by public speakers, I thought the…

NIBA Advisory Group Recap

On November 30, the NIBA Advisory Group (AG) met in Chicago. The AG is a group of industry participants, each of whom has expertise in a specific area of the business. Expertises range from marketing to education, from legal to cybersecurity. This group met for the first time in 2015; members committed to a 2-year term. The mission of the…

NIBA SoCal Program Save the Date

February 23, 2017 – Newport Beach, CA — Sunny southern California in late February — what could be better? Mark your calendar now for the NIBA 2017 Winter Membership Meeting, February 23 at the Newport Beach Marriott, Newport Beach, CA. A networking cocktail reception immediately follows the business meetings. This afternoon of education includes a presentation by Erik Norland, CME…

NIBA/DePaul Internship Joint Endeavor

The NIBA Internship Program is underway!  The idea for this internship program was proposed and found strong support among NIBAs Advisory Group.  Qualified students will be matched with members looking for candidates trained in a broad array of critical sectors, including Finance, Statistics, Media, Marketing, and Law. The goal of our program is to foster meaningful development – for both…

Prospective Intern Profile

The following is a brief description of a DePaul student’s credentials who is a prospective candidate for the NIBA Internship Program.  The members portal will feature regular listings of qualified candidates to participate in the internship program:   “Current MS in Finance student at DePaul University, with expected graduation date in 2017. Has financial markets exposure through internships and coursework…

NFA Announces New President and CEO

For Immediate Release November 18, 2016 For more information contact: Kristen Scaletta, 312-781-7860, [email protected] Karen Wuertz, 312-781-1335, [email protected] Thomas Sexton to succeed Daniel Roth as NFA President and CEO on March 1, 2017 November 18, Chicago—NFA announced today that its Board of Directors appointed Thomas Sexton, to serve as NFA’s President and CEO, effective March 1, 2017. Daniel Roth, NFA’s…

Chairman Letter – November 2016

“The most successful people in life are generally those who have the best information” – Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, was the Prime Minister of Great Britain –  twice. He is credited with the above quote in a speech given before Parliament during his second term. The “best information” is what NIBA is all about! This…

CME Group Post Election Policy Analysis

Watch CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam discuss on Futures Institute the domestic and global economic policy implications of a Trump Administration. Watch Video Analysis Here Highlights Trump likely to ease regulations for banks, energy sector Healthcare to be rolled back Infrastructure spending, tax cuts likely on the agenda Fed rate hikes likely in December, three or more times in…

NIBA in Washington, D.C.

October 26-27, members of the Board of Directors traveled to Washington for several scheduled meetings. This is a summary and comments on those meetings. Mike Burke, Ryan Griffeth & I especially want to thank the CFTC for their attention and interest in NIBA topics. At each of our meetings, we were warmly welcomed, respected — it was clear NIBA is…

NIBA SoCal Conference – Feb 2017

Mark your calendar now for the NIBA winter event February 23 at the Newport Beach, CA Marriott as a little bit of Chicago and New York comes to Southern California! The NIBA regulary holds an annual spring meeting in New York City and a fall event in Chicago – the centers of futures trading in the U.S. In distant Southern…