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 brokerage and trading communities and to raise awareness on issues that directly affect the way you conduct business.  Look for a report on our trip in an upcoming compliance edition of NIBAs newsletter....

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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. Thank you also to Traders Fulcrum who directly reached out to industry professionals in the New York area to include them in the event. The University of Chicago and Columbia University attended NIBA’s New York meeting for the first time.....

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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 hedging or spreading. Read Paper...

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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 in 1994, provides full compliance and financial services, as well as online training courses in ethics, AML and Cybersecurity to NFA Members. CSI is headquartered in New Jersey, and maintains an office in Chicago. [email protected] Rob will focus on the....

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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 or Exchange member or join as an NIBA Annual Sponsorship, contact Mike Burke, [email protected] Mike can answer questions about your current membership status, too. If you would like to become a Service Provider member or have questions about your current....

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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 when plants start growing. To “open” April, the CFTC has posted a new podcast on their website www.cftc.gov presented by Professor Scott Irwin, an expert in the importance of speculation and its effect on the markets. They also started out....

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AML Program Changes – Deadline Looms

Have you updated your AML Program to comply with the FinCEN changes going into effect on May 11, 2018? Most Futures Commission Merchants (“FCMs”) have implemented changes to their Anti-Money Laundering Programs (“AML Programs”) in accordance with the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network’s (FinCEN) final rules issued on July 11, 2016. These FinCEN final rules must be incorporated into all FCM and Introducing Broker (“IB”) AML Programs by May 11, 2018. Introducing Brokers will need to fulfill this obligation within their own AML Programs even if they rely on their FCMs for certain aspects of the program. Specifically, these firms will....

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