Chairman’s Letter – May 2018

During the late Russian Empire (about 211-476 CE), May or “mayovka” literally referred to a picnic in the countryside in the early days of the month. Will complying with NFA Anti-Money Laundering regulation changes be a “picnic in the countryside” for registrants? Under the changes FCMs and IBs must identify, and be able to verify the identity of the beneficial....

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NIBA in Washington DC

Your NIBA representatives will be travelling to Washington D.C. next month to meet with our industry’s top regulators to discuss issues that are important to our membership.  If you have a topic or concern you would like to discuss with NIBA please reach out to us at [email protected]  Part of the NIBAs mission is to be a voice to the....

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Save the Date – DePaul Summer 2018

Mark your calendar now for the 5th Annual NIBA/DePaul University Joint Symposium on August 8th at DePaul University’s Downtown Chicago Campus.  Registration is now open so be sure to secure your spot now. REGISTER HERE  ...

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NIBA NYC 2018

NIBA at NYAC Over 360 individuals registered for last week’s NIBA Event at the New York Athletic Club, making the biggest meeting NIBA has ever presented in New York. Thank you to all our sponsors and expert speakers who provided a program that educated and informed, alongside a wonderful reception where colleagues networked and old friends met to catch up.....

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What is SOFR?

New Whitepaper: What is SOFR? This note offers an introduction to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) and CME One-Month and Three-Month SOFR futures. It compares the underlying interest rate exposures for SOFR futures versus those for other short-term interest rate futures, both to indicate normal spread relationships and to highlight characteristics that futures users should bear in mind when....

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NYC Compliance Session Preview

The second session of this year’s NYC meeting will concentrate on three areas of compliance which are most often queried by our members. The session will begin at 2:35pm, and will consist of three 15-minute presentations on the following issues: (i) Recording –  I need to record that? Presented by Rob DeMuria, President, Compliance Supervisors Intl., Inc. (CSI). CSI, established....

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Annual Thank You Reception

A Great Big Thank You! Over 35 NIBA sponsors and supporters attended our annual Thank You Reception held March 3 at the Union League Club, Chicago. FCMs, exchanges and service provider members got together with NIBA board members to catch up on sponsorship opportunities and preview association events currently scheduled for 2018. If you would like to become a FCM....

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Chairman’s Letter – April 2018

The Romans gave this month the Latin name Aprilis. While scholars debate the exact derivation of the name, traditionalists believe it is most commonly refers to the “season when trees and flowers begin to open.” In Finnish, April is huhtikuu, the time for burning and clearing farmland. In Slovene, recorded as far back as 1466, mali traven is the month....

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