Ask NFA – April 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....

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Housekeeping, Reminders and Updates – April 2017

 Written by:    Mark E. Ruddy, Esq. Jessica I. Brown, CAMS FINANCIAL CRIMES ENFORCEMENT NETWORK Update to FATF List of Jurisdictions with AML/CFT Deficiencies On April 5, 2017, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued an advisory announcing that the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) updated its lists of identified jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their frameworks to combat money laundering....

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NIBA NYC Conference

The NIBA’s New York conference is quickly approaching and capacity is limited so make sure to reserve your spot now.  You can register here.  The full agenda has been published on the NIBA website and we have an excellent line up this year.  See below for details.  The NIBAs cocktail parties are well known and never disappoint and this year....

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NIBA & DePaul Internship Program

NIBA and DePaul have joined efforts to introduce highly qualified graduates to members looking to bring state of the art edge to their own business. DePaul is dedicated to provide qualified interns to initial discovery, and NIBA is dedicated to bring qualified prospective employer to discovery. WIIFM- What’s in it for me? We don’t ask ourselves this when considering whether....

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Chairman’s Letter – April 2017

“We do believe there are too many regulators…” Sharon Brown-Hruska, 1960- Sharon Brown-Hruska is a former Acting Chairman of the CFTC (2004-2005) and current director at NERA Economic Consulting. As a member of the Trump administration’s “landing” team, she told attendees at the New Risk in Energy Conference in Houston, TX earlier this month, that streamlining regulatory processes and relying....

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2017 NIBA SoCal – Macro-economic Outlook 2017

Erik Norland, Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group will present his overview of the entire economic spectrum in his presentation on the 2017 macro-economic outlook. Topics will include: The impact of Trump’s fiscal policies on currency, bond and equity markets, implications of the new Administration’s policies on trade and immigration, economic growth and investing in a highly leveraged....

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2017 NIBA SoCal – Cyber-Security – Annual Review Requirements for your Information Systems Security Programs (ISSP)

As you are well aware, the number and sophistication of malicious cyber threat incidents in the financial sector has increased dramatically over the past five years and is expected to continue to grow. Robert DeMuria of Compliance Supervisors, Inc. will bring you up to speed on very important ISSP requirements, what are NFA requirements to monitor and review the effectiveness....

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2017 NIBA SoCal – Marketing is a Process

Whether you’re an IB or a CTA, selling retail trading, institutional execution, or managed futures – marketing starts with a process. From creating leads, recording lead and sales notes, to ongoing lead management, Shane Stiles of financial marketing and technology firm Gate 39 Media walks through defining a marketing process and options for managing your leads and marketing activities. Download....

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A Broker’s Expanding Obligations

­By Matthew Kluchenek and Michael Sefton It’s no secret that disruptive trading practices are a key concern of market regulators.  Spoofing and other disruptive trading practices have garnered attention in recent years and traders and advisers have had to learn quickly the ropes on permissible trading practices.  Now, it appears that FCMs (and possibly IBs) may have additional obligations as....

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Ask NFA – March 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....

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