NIBA Board of Directors Election

The NIBA’s Board of Director’s election is upon us.  We have one member up for re-election this year.  Per the bylaws of the NIBA members must be notified of said election prior to the first day of November of the election year and voting must be completed prior to the last calendar day of the election year.  This article serves…

NFA Rep Panel Recap

I had the pleasure to moderating the NFA Rep Panel.  The three panelists shared their insights with the audience concerning the key issues and challenges facing the IB and CTA/CPO communities as they are addressed on the NFA Board level.  The panelists also responded to pertinent questions raised from the audience that covered a wide range of topics with very…

How CME Group Agricultural Markets Operate

Nothing is more important to CME Group than the integrity of our markets. We use a variety of controls throughout the life of each trade, and those protections help to ensure customers have confidence in the market so they can manage their risk.  We want to provide you with more information on how CME Group maintains the integrity of each…

Save the Date: SoCal Conference Feb 23, 2017

Newport Beach, CA – February 23, 2017 Mark your calendar now for the NIBA winter event February 23 at the Newport Beach, CA Marriott! After taking a year away, members told the board they wanted the Association to meet in southern California again. More than 75 members attended each SoCal meeting in 2013-2015. February 23 will be an afternoon of…

Chairman’s Letter – Oct 2016

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened”                                                             — Dr. Seuss, aka Theodor Geisel (1901-1991)   Don’t you just love Dr. Seuss? His quote above perfectly sums up my feelings about our 25th Anniversary Conference held in Chicago at the CME Group, September 14. With over 240 registered members on hand to help celebrate, NIBA presented some of…

NIBA Website Launch

The NIBA is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.  The last 25 years have seen a number of changes within the industry and the association has been around for it all. Looking forward we are excited to be a part of the next chapters as well.  Part of staying in front of relevant issues and topics is by keeping our…

Life of a Brokerage Firm – Part 2

Ron Grossman and Ryan Griffeth conducted a series of interviews discussing the various stages of a brokerage firm.  Interviews are presented here in Q&A form.  There are a number of participants in this article series from brokerage firms, new individual brokers and industry professionals contributing their unique opinion and expertise. <Brokerage Firm> Scott Peterson, Stewart-Peterson How did you get started…

August’s Chairman Letter

Teamwork: Cooperative or coordinated effort on the part of a group of persons acting together in the interests of a common cause. Dictionary.com Teamwork is one of the great strengths of the NIBA. For 25 years, the Association’s team members have worked together to further the interests of the professional derivatives community — to keep it strong, to make it’s…

DePaul NIBA Conference Review

CTAs- do your Due Diligence priorities line up with those of your next prospective allocator? The NFA? What keeps CMEGroup’s Chief Security Officer up at night? Why does DePaul University include Cybersecurity in their Master of Science in Enterprise Risk Management program? These issues and more were addressed by at last month’s NIBA/ DePaul University conference. Valuable perspectives and harrowing…