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Notice I-18-23

November 07, 2018

NFA announces nominations made by the 2018 Nominating Committee

In accordance with NFA Bylaw 406, the Office of the Secretary has received from the 2018 Nominating Committee a list of its nominees for positions on NFA's Board of Directors and 2019 Nominating Committee. The list of nominees included with this notice shall serve as notification to NFA Members of the candidates proposed by the 2018 Nominating Committee.

    "Nominations may be made for elected FCM and LTM; IB; CPO and CTA; and SD, MSP, and RFED 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; SD, MSP and RFED; IB; and 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 in 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. Therefore, if you wish to submit nominations by petition, please make sure that such petitions are received by the Secretary of NFA on or before November 28, 2018. Petitions received after that date will not be considered.

NFA Bylaw 409 provides that each Member shall designate an Executive Representative, who among other things, has the sole authority to sign nomination petitions on behalf of the Member. Members may designate an Executive Representative through NFA's website by completing an electronic Executive Representative contact form. Directions for designating an Executive Representative were provided in NFA's September 24, 2018 Notice to Members I-18-17. Only firm personnel who are Security Managers or are authorized to view, update and file information in NFA's Online Registration System (ORS) may complete the Executive Representative Contact form. If a Member does not complete this form and designate an Executive Representative, the Member's membership contact listed in ORS will be deemed to be the Executive Representative. If a Member designated an Executive Representative last year, it is not necessary to do so again unless the person designated as the Executive Representative has changed.

Petitions should be submitted by mail, email or fax for receipt no later than November 28, 2018 to:

If you have any questions, please contact Carol Wooding at (312) 781-1409 or


FCM — This year there are two (2) open positions in the FCM category on the Board of which at least one (1) must be affiliated with an FCM ranked as a top ten FCM based on the total amount of segregated funds and secured amounts as of June 30 preceding the election. The nominees are:

IB — This year there is one (1) open position in the IB category on the Board which must be filled by an Independent IB. The nominee is:

CPO/CTA — This year there are two (2) open positions in the CPO/CTA category on the Board of which one (1) must rank within the top 5% of CPOs or CTAs reporting any funds under management allocated to futures and swaps on NFA Form PQR and NFA Form PR as of June 30, 2018. The nominees are:


FCM — There is one (1) open position on the 2019 FCM Nominating Subcommittee. The nominee is:

IB —There is one (1) open position on the 2019 IB Nominating Subcommittee. The nominee is:

SD/MSP/RFED — There is one (1) open position on the 2019 SD/MSP/RFED Nominating Subcommittee. The nominee is:

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