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Notice I-99-18

October 15, 1999

NFA Announces 1999 Nominating Committee Recommendations

In accordance with Bylaw 406, the Office of the Secretary has received from the 1999 Nominating Committee a list of its nominees for positions on NFA’s Board of Directors and 2000 Nominating Committee. The list of nominees included with this notice shall serve as notification to NFA Members of the candidates proposed by the 1999 Nominating Committee.

Other nominations may be made by petition. Article VII, Section 3(b) of NFA's Articles of Incorporation provides that:

"Nominations may be made for elected Director positions by:

    (i)Petition signed by 50 or more NFA Members* in the category for which the nomination is made (i.e., FCM and LTM, IB, CPO, and CTA); or

    (ii)Petition submitted by any organization or association recognized by NFA as fairly representing the category ... for which the nomination is made.

Petitions shall be submitted in the manner specified by the Bylaws. No petition may nominate more than one candidate for the same position."

Article X, Section 3 of NFA's Articles of Incorporation similarly permits nominations for the Nominating Committee by petition.

NFA Bylaw 406 requires that each petition identify the position to which the nomination pertains, and that all petitions must be received by the Secretary within 21 days of the date of this Notice. If you wish to submit additional nominations by petition, please make sure that petition candidates meet the category requirements of Article VI, VII & X, and that such petitions are received by the Secretary on or before November 5, 1998. Petitions received after that date will not be considered.

Petitions should be forwarded to:

National Futures Association
Attn: Daniel J. Roth
200 West Madison Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3447

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Audrey West at (312) 781-2255.


* Section 2 of Article VI of the Articles of Incorporation provides that for purposes of signing nomination petitions, a Member will be deemed to be a Member "only in that single category to which its business activities primarily relate."

1999 NOMINEES


FCM* (1-15 Offices)

Board of Directors- 3 vacancies

Nominating Committee- 1 vacancy

Board of Directors

Terrence M. Belton
Director
J.P. Morgan Futures, Inc.

Margaret E. McGrath
Chief Operating Officer
ING (U.S.) Securities, Futures & Options, Inc.

Jan R. Waye
Senior Vice President
Cargill Investor Services, Inc.

Nominating Committee

Donald L. Horwitz
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Sakura Dellsher, Inc.

FCM* (16-50 Offices)

Board of Directors- 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee- 1 vacancy

Board of Directors

Douglas O. Kitchen
Partner
Bradford & Co., Incorporated

Nominating Committee

Ronald H. Filler
Senior Vice President
Lehman Brothers, Inc.

FCM* (51+ Offices)

Board of Directors- 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee- 1 vacancy

Board of Directors

Ronald S. Oppenheimer
First Vice President & General Counsel
Merrill Lynch Futures, Inc.

Nominating Committee

Lawrence J. Schneider
Senior Vice President, Futures
Morgan Stanley, Dean Witter

IB

Board of Directors- 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee- 3 vacancies

Board of Directors

Paul J. Georgy
President
Allendale, Inc.

Nominating Committee

Kevin P. Biber
Vice President
Pittsburgh Futures Group, Inc.

John W. Crane
President
Traders Network, Inc.

Patrick F. Hart III
Chief Executive Officer
Hart Financial Group LLC

CPO

Board of Directors- 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee- 3 vacancies

Board of Directors

Verne O. Sedlacek
President
Westport Capital Management Corporation

Nominating Committee

Ronald L. Davis
Vice President
CIS Investments, Inc.

Ernest L. Jaffarian
Managing Member
Efficient Capital Management LLC

David J. Vogel
President
Smith Barney Futures Management, LLC

CTA

Board of Directors- 1 vacancy

Nominating Committee- 3 vacancies

Board of Directors

Douglas L. Bry
President
Northfield Trading LP

Nominating Committee

John H. Alban III
President
Portfolio Diversification Matters, Inc.

Robert E. Murray
President
Dean Witter Futures & Currency Management, Inc.

James Park
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Paradigm Investment Advisers, Inc.


* Due to the composition of the Board, at least one of the vacancies must be filled from an FCM with 16-50 offices and one from an FCM with 51+ offices. The remaining three vacancies can be filled from any category of FCM. The Nominating Committee must have one representative from each category of FCM.

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