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June 29, 2009
National Futures Association launches redesigned website
June 29, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) announced today the launch of its redesigned website, www.nfa.futures.org. In addition to a more contemporary visual design, the website contains several new features, including:
- An enhanced search function for the NFA Manual, allowing NFA Members and other compliance professionals to search the Manual using specific rule numbers or key words or phrases;
- An extensive Frequently Asked Questions section, allowing visitors to the site to find answers to their regulatory questions more quickly and efficiently;
- A more intuitive navigation system; and
- The addition of educational podcasts and webcasts for NFA Members and the general public.
"NFA's website is the primary method futures industry professionals, the public, the media and other interested parties communicate with NFA," said Karen Wuertz, senior vice-president of Strategic Planning and Communications. "The redesign will allow NFA to continue to provide accurate and relevant information to all of our audiences."
One of the most popular features of NFA's website is the Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC). BASIC allows individuals to conduct free background checks of all registered futures firms and individuals. BASIC contains current and historical registration information as well as information concerning disciplinary actions taken by NFA, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and all of the U.S. futures exchanges.
"BASIC is an essential tool for anyone who is considering participating in the U.S. futures markets," said Wuertz. "More than 150,000 background checks are conducted every month using BASIC."
NFA is the premier independent provider of innovative and efficient regulatory programs that safeguard the integrity of the futures markets.