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National Futures Association

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National Futures Association (NFA) is the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry, including on-exchange traded futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency (forex) and OTC derivatives (swaps).[copyright violation?] NFA is headquartered in Chicago and maintains an office in New York City. NFA is a non-profit, independent regulatory organization. NFA does not operate any markets and is not a trade association. NFA operates at no cost to the taxpayer—it is financed exclusively from membership dues and assessment fees.[copyright violation?] In 1974 Congress established the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), a federal regulatory agency with jurisdiction over futures trading. The same legislation authorized the creation of "registered futures associations," giving the futures industry the opportunity to create a nationwide, self-regulatory organization. NFA began operations in 1982. Congress passed legislation in 2000 and 2008 requiring firms acting as counterparties to retail forex transactions, as well as forex pool operators, trading advisors and introducing brokers to register with the CFTC and become Members of NFA. Similarly, in 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which gave the CFTC rulemaking authority and oversight over swaps, swap dealers and major swap participants. Subsequently, the CFTC passed regulations requiring swap dealers and major swap participants to register with the CFTC and become Members of NFA.

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Founded: 1982
4 jobs at National Futures Association
Staff Attorney

Assist attorneys in working with Registration staff on cases concerning fitness investigations for r...

Posted 14 days ago

  •   Accounting, Finance & Insurance

Senior Network Analyst

Review response time and bandwidth utilization statistics (e.g. network analyzers, performance monit...

Posted 14 days ago

  •   5 - 7 years exp.  •  Accounting, Finance & Insurance

Cybersecurity Examination Specialist

Evaluate fitness of Member ISSP and procedures on the nature of Member operations and risk exposure...

Posted 14 days ago

  •   Less than 5 years exp.  •  Accounting, Finance & Insurance

Managing Director of IT Strategic Planning

Engage in vendor contract negotiations for the acquisition of new computer equipment and software...

Posted 35 days ago

  •   11 - 15 years exp.  •  Accounting, Finance & Insurance