Ask NFA–February 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.

Housekeeping, Reminders & Updates February 2017

NATIONAL FUTURES ASSOCIATION December 31, 2016 NFA Form PQR The National Futures Association (“NFA”) emailed a reminder to commodity pool operators (“CPOs”) regarding quarterly reports and possible late fees. The 2016 fourth quarter CPO quarterly report (“Form PQR”) is due in March. CPOs that have more than $1.5 billion in assets under management (“AUM”) are required to file Form PQR.

ADM Investor Services Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

From it’s modest beginning in 1966 to the global clearing firm it is today, ADM Investor Services has never wavered in its commitment to the Introducing Broker community.  The firm is proud of the 250 IB’s who have chosen ADMIS as their clearing firm, and tailors its services to help them succeed.  Check out their story here   

Five Ways to Appeal to Investors

You have worked hard putting your fund or managed futures program together. All of your strategy building, back-testing and hard work looking for an edge in today’s futures markets has culminated in a program that you believe has the potential to deliver value to your investors. In today’s highly competitive environment, however, simply having a good program is not enough..

Chairman’s Letter – February 2017

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the lack of learning is a calamity to any people – Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895 Frederick Douglass was an abolitionist, orator, author, and women’s rights advocate. A former slave, he rose to national prominence during the Civil War years, and was an outspoken supporter of the necessity of education to further.

Annual FCM & Service Provider Reception

NIBA held its annual “Thank You” reception for FCMs and Service Providers at the Union League Club in Chicago on February 2. Thirty-four FCM and Service Provider Members attended and were honored for their contributions and support of the Association. The following were honored for exceptional service to NIBA membership: – Liccar & Co., Founding Member – CME Group, Founding.

ADMIS 2017 Conference

Congratulations to ADMIS on a terrific IB Conference. It was well-planned, well-executed and well-attended! Thank you to all at ADMIS for including us at the event and for the continued support of the NIBA

CFTC Names J. Christopher Giancarlo Acting Chairman

Washington, DC — Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo was designated per seriatim as Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on January 20, 2017. Mr. Giancarlo joined the CFTC on June 16, 2014 after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014, to serve as a Commissioner of the CFTC, the federal agency that oversees.

Top 10 Issues for CFTC/NFA Compliance in 2017

Happy New Year! We hope the NIBA membership had a successful 2016.  The beginning of a new year is typically a time when firms are focused on plans for growing their book of business.  While the launch of new marketing or trading campaigns is certainly important, attention to operational and regulatory issues is just as critical for a successful firm. .

Ask NFA – January 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.