John Lothian to Keynote Joint NIBA/DePaul University Symposium

NIBA and DePaul University will hold the 4th Annual Joint Symposium on July 20, 2017 at the downtown campus of the university. This afternoon event includes three business sessions and a reception. Attendance is complimentary for registered derivatives professionals — registration is required. NIBA is happy to announce John Lothian of John Lothian News as the Keynote Speaker. John’s session.

CME Group Planned Changes to Live Cattle Futures Contract Specifications

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (“CME or Exchange”), based on discussions with market participants and with the USDA, intends to implement amendments to its Live Cattle futures contract to alleviate delivery capacity constraints impacting the contract after last trade date.  The Exchange intends to implement the amendments, summarized below, as quickly as possible, and potentially beginning with the October 2017.

CFTC/NFA Cyber Security: One Year In

By: Greg Baracy, Turnkey Trading Partners As everyone in the Commodity Futures Industry surely knows during March of 2016 the CFTC and NFA implemented cyber security obligations which were applied to all member firms. At that time Futures Commission Merchants (“FCMs”), Commodity Pool Operators (“CPOs”), Introducing Brokers (“IBs”), and Commodity Trading Advisors (“CTAs”) were all obligated to put in place.

Housekeeping, Reminders and Updates – May 2017

Written by:    Mark E. Ruddy, Esq. Jessica I. Brown, CAMS COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION  Revisions to Form 8-R The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has revised Form 8-R, at the request of the National Futures Association (“NFA”).  Form 8-R is the application form for individuals registering as an associated person (“AP”), floor broker, floor trader or to be listed as.

Ask NFA – May 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.

Agricultural Options Update

Get the latest on volatility, volume, spreads and more…… This month’s update includes: Low implied volatility for Grains & Oilseeds Call skew higher for Grains & Oilseeds Hog & Feeder volatility elevated     VIEW FULL REPORT