Analyst I

Description: The Analyst I will support NFA's Market Regulation department with conducting daily trade practice and market surveillance for the respective assigned asset classes.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Review trade activity related to trade exceptions and system alerts.
  • Document findings and prepare requests for information for clearing firms.
  • Develop understanding of exchange rules, CFTC regulations and surveillance systems.
  • Review large trader positions, position limit compliance and off-exchange transactions, and follow-up on violations or breaches.
  • Create large trader account aggregates and omnibus and clearinghouse relationships.
  • Prepare 102 Form requests as needed.
  • Address reporting issues and questions of clearing and exchange staff.
  • Attend monthly meetings and address issues as needed.
  • Apprise Manager (asset class lead) of any questions, issues or problems encountered.
  • Prepare detailed notes describing issues noted, analysis performed, and disposition reached.

Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent work experience in the futures industry
  • Ability to obtain Certified Fraud Examiner certification within the timeframe designated by Market Regulation staff
  • Ability to complete additional education requirements
  • General understanding of trading, markets, futures and other derivative products
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Experience with Python, C++, Java, C#, Matlab, SQL, and Excel (VBA) preferred
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Possess strong oral and written communication skills
  • Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Pass the Series 3 examination within the timeframe designated by Market Regulation staff

Location: Chicago, IL

Job ID: 250

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