Seven of the Most Noteworthy Trading Days of 2016

With the big changes of 2016 still fresh in our memories, we take a look back at the year’s seven most interesting trading days to review what we may have learned (or not) about managing risk. The U.S. elections and UK’s Brexit referendum highlighted the need to manage political event risk, especially since opinion polls proved unusually unreliable. Monetary policy was on the move around the world.  Following the Bank of Japan’s (BOJ) surprise move into negative rates at the end of January 2016, the European Central Bank (ECB) pushed further into negative rate territory in March 2016.  In contrast,…...

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To Trend or Not to Trend

“To Trend or Not to Trend” – 10:00AM Need we say more? Andrew Strasman, Totem Asset Group (CTA) leads a panel discussion which opens with a review of the “40in20out.com” academic project. Traders and others from the investment community will share their thoughts on the pros and cons of this approach to trading. If you are already involved in, or just thinking about getting into the managed futures world, you will benefit from including this panel in your day with the NIBA. To get the most out of the discussion, do your homework before the session — take a quick…...

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NIBA Wedbush Futures FCM Risk Management Questionnaire

NIBA will be featuring a recurring article in its monthly newsletter to membership with a focus on FCM Risk Management. The article will feature a different Member FCM each month discussing their approach to risk management.   FCM Name: Wedbush Futures Head of Risk Name: Jim Kearney Do you have a risk committee: Yes If yes, what matters does your risk committee consider: The Wedbush Futures Risk Committee regularly meets to identify current risk events, define appropriate client and firm limits and mitigate the effect of future risk events on capital deposits. What is your general approach to risk management:…...

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NIBA FCM Risk Management Series

The NIBA is proud to introduce a new article series focused on FCM Risk management.  This new featured series will appear monthly in the NIBA newsletter and will feature a different member FCM each month discussing their approach to risk management.   Risk management affects every part of our industry from trading to regulatory considerations to cyber security and much more.  The NIBA listens to what you have to say and in an effort to continue to keep our members well informed and to promote a productive dialogue within the industry we are excited to premier this series beginning in…...

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