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For Immediate Release
October 29, 2015

For more information contact:
Kristen Scaletta (312) 781-7860, kscaletta@nfa.futures.org
Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335, kwuertz@nfa.futures.org

NFA bars Woodstock, Ga., commodity trading advisor Jonathan Parker from membership

October 29, Chicago—National Futures Association (NFA) has permanently barred Jonathan Parker, an NFA Member commodity trading advisor, associated person, and principal, located in Woodstock, Ga., from membership.

The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee (BCC), is based on a Complaint authorized by the BCC on September 28, 2015 and a settlement offer submitted by Parker.

The BCC found that Parker acted as a commodity pool operator without being registered as such. Additionally, the BCC found that Parker provided a customer with a false account statement, claiming a 500 percent return on the customer's investment in the pool. However, NFA determined that the pool's overall profit and loss for the quarter was a negative 38 percent. Finally, the BCC found that Parker provided NFA with false and misleading information and failed to cooperate in an NFA examination.

Parker was the subject of an NFA enforcement action issued in July 2015 suspending Parker from NFA membership and prohibiting Parker from disbursing or transferring any customer funds without NFA's approval.

The complete text of the Complaint and Decision can be viewed on NFA's website.

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