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June 2, 2016
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NFA takes emergency enforcement action against commodity trading advisor Apercu International and its principal Alvin Guy Wilkinson
June 2, Chicago—NFA announced today that it has taken an emergency enforcement action against Apercu International PR LLC (Apercu), an NFA Member commodity trading advisor located in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Alvin Guy Wilkinson, a principal and associated person of Apercu.
This action was taken to protect Apercu and Wilkinson's customers because of Apercu and Wilkinson's failure to cooperate with NFA. Due to Apercu and Wilkinson's failure to cooperate, NFA has concerns that Wilkinson may be operating Chicago Index Partners as an illegal commodity pool without being registered as a commodity pool operator or qualifying for an exemption from registration. NFA also has concerns that Wilkinson may have misappropriated customer funds.
Effective immediately, Apercu and Wilkinson are suspended from NFA membership and are prohibited from disbursing or transferring any customer funds without NFA's prior approval.
The action will remain in effect until such time as Apercu and Wilkinson have demonstrated to the satisfaction of NFA that they are in complete compliance with all NFA requirements.
Apercu and Wilkinson may request a hearing before NFA's Hearing Committee.
The following Compliance staff member is responsible for this case: NFA Compliance Manager Peter Wachs (312-781-1201).