Illinois Financial Services “Privilege” tax?

By: Scott Kruse – Turnkey Trading Partners The State of Illinois is bankrupt. Whether anyone will acknowledge that or not is up for debate. Readers who are not familiar with the perilous state of financial affairs in Illinois need look no further than any major news publication over the last two weeks. The situation has gotten so dire that even.

Senate Agricultural Committee Confirms Giancarlo as Chairman for the CFTC

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry this morning voted overwhelmingly to confirm the nomination of J. Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. He has served as Acting Chairman since January. This paves the way for his nomination to move forward to consideration on the Senate floor. Read full CFTC Press Release Here

NIBA/DePaul University July Symposium

This year’s NIBA/DePaul University Symposium is rapidly approaching and is shaping up to be another excellent event.  Last year DePaul’s rooftop deck was under construction and this year we have the opportunity to enjoy the new and improved facilities for our cocktail reception immediately following the event.  In our last newsletter we proudly announced Mr. John Lothian will be the.

DOL Fiduciary Rules

Recently, a new rule went into effect at the Department of Labor that may have some implications on your business.   To the extent that you recommend trading systems, CTAs or make investment recommendations to clients with retirement accounts, you should carefully review this information and possibly consult with an attorney on the implications to your business. On a high level,.

Thinking of Starting a Fund? Here’s 10 Things For You to Consider

Written by: Matt Kluchenek, Patricia McDonald & Michael Sefton, Baker&McKenzie If you’ve been thinking about starting a hedge fund, you’ve likely encountered a byzantine array of options and requirements. Sorting through these options and requirements can be overwhelming. However, planning ahead and identifying key issues can clear a path and help you efficiently achieve your goal. In this article, we.

Ask NFA – June 2017

As your industry advocate, the NIBA provides many services which help your business stay in compliance with NFA regulations. “Ask the NFA,” is the way you can ask questions about those regulations and compliance requirements without having to call NFA directly. Just email us at [email protected] and we will get the answers for you. Please keep in mind the purpose.

NFA/NIBA – Washington, D.C.

On May 18, the NFA held a reception for the House Agricultural Committee and staff at the Longworth Building, Washington, DC. I was asked by the NFA to represent the NIBA. During the event, I met with several members of the committee and their congressional staff. This house committee is responsible for funding the CFTC. The sub-committee oversees our exchanges..

Opportunities in Copper Futures

Opportunities in Copper Futures Designed to meet the needs of a range of market participants as an important risk management tool and investment vehicle, COMEX Copper futures open interest has reached an all-time high on February 13 at 300,966 contracts and YTD ADV up nearly 22% YoY as of the end of May. We encourage you to learn more about.

When Black Swans Aren’t

When Black Swans Aren’t: Geopolitical Risk Management in the Age of “Extreme” Events Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 (11:30 am to 4:30 pm; boxed lunch and reception included) The past year has seen many seemingly unexpected events come to pass, from Brexit to the United States Presidential Election. The upheaval has continued into 2017: the rise of the National Front and.

Chairman’s Letter – June 2017

In the Good Old Summertime – Published 1902; Music by George Evans/Lyrics by Ren Shields “In the Good Old Summertime” is an American Tin Pan Alley song first published in 1902. It was one of the biggest hits of that era, going on to appear in many films including the 1949 film of the same name starring Judy Garland and.