NIBA Membership Offer

The Board of Directors of the NIBA is pleased to announce that our 25th Anniversary gift to all registered IBs and CTAs is a complimentary 1-year association membership. Just click on https://www.theniba.com/set-password to obtain your member login password. The membership includes: •   Complimentary attendance to networking events & conferences •   Login access to the Members Only Portal, including....

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Your Big Chance for Change

On May 3, 2017, the CFTC voted to seek public comment regarding the simplifying of  Commission rules. “Project KiSS” under Chairman Giancarlo’s guidance, intends to conduct an internal, agency-wide review of CFTC rules and regulations. The purpose is to identify areas where the rules can be simplified to make them less burdensome and less costly. NIBA will be submitting a....

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With Sympathy

Bob Wilmouth: Bob passed away September 14. He was well-known to all of us in the derivatives industry as the founding president of the National Futures Association (NFA) where he served as its first president until 2003. Prior to the NFA, Bob was the President and CEO of the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). In 2006, he was inducted into....

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Chicago Conference Speaker Profile – Megan Glaros

  Megan Glaros is the meteorologist for the CBS 2 Chicago Morning News at 4:30, 5, and 6AM. Send An E-Mail To Megan Glaros She returns home to the midwest from WCBS-TV New York, where she had been the weekend morning meteorologist and entertainment reporter since 2008. Megan, a member of the National Weather Association, received her American Meteorological Society....

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Ask NFA – August 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 of this....

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Housekeeping – August 2017

Written by: Mark E. Ruddy, Esq. Maria Fielding, Legal Assistant   Three of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) Nominees Confirmed The United States Senate confirmed J. Christopher Giancarlo as Chairman and Rostin Behnam and Brian Quintenz as commissioners of the CFTC. The Senate did not vote on the fourth and final nominee currently awaiting confirmation, Dawn DeBerry Stump. As....

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Chicago Conference Keynote Speaker Full Bio

  Mr. Schwager is a Co-founder and Chief Research Officer of FundSeeder, a firm that seeks to find undiscovered trading talent worldwide via its trader platform (FundSeeder.com), and a Co-founder of FundSeeder Investments (FundSeederinvest.com), which seeks to connect properly regulated traders with sources of investment capital. Mr. Schwager is a recognized industry expert in futures and hedge funds and the....

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Liquidity Leaders: CME Group’s Leading Products Guide

View a quarterly listing of CME Group’s leading futures and options contracts. This guide shows the top contracts by asset class in terms of average daily volume and open interest. This resource also highlights information on recent product launches and global partnership data. Q2 Highlights: –       Interest Rate OI reached a record 79 million contracts on June 15 –       NYMEX....

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NIBA Annual Fall Chicago Conference

The Annual Fall Chicago Conference is the association’s largest conference of the year hosted by the CME Group in Chicago.  We had great success at our 25th Anniversary Conference last year and this year is shaping up to be our best one yet! The full agenda will be released in short order and this year will include never before seen sessions....

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Can Quantitative Analysis Hone a Discretionary Manager’s Edge?

What is a quant? Wikipedia definition: A quantitative analyst or, in financial jargon, a quant is a person who specializes in the application of mathematical and statistical methods – such as numerical or quantitative techniques – to financial and risk management problems.  Amongst traders, “quant” may conjure an image of a nerdy programmer, but we may all employ quantitative analysis....

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