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NFA Manual / Rules

Welcome to the online version of NFA's rulebook, the NFA Manual. We update this version on an ongoing basis. If you want to check out what changes have most recently been made to the NFA Manual, go to Recent Manual Updates.

The NFA Manual contains the following nine sections:

Articles of IncorporationThe purpose and corporate structure of NFA are set out in detail here.

BylawsThe Bylaws establish requirements for membership and association with a Member, give rules for calling Member meetings and holding elections, establish the Board of Directors, officers and committees and set out the dues and assessment fee schedules.

Compliance RulesThis section contains definitions, the rules governing the business conduct of Members and a discussion of compliance procedures.

Code of ArbitrationThis section contains definitions and the rules and procedures for resolving disputes involving customer claims.

Member Arbitration RulesThis section contains definitions and the rules and procedures governing the resolution of disputes between NFA Members.

Financial RequirementsHere you'll find a discussion of the amount of capital NFA Members must maintain, how financial requirements are computed and what filings are required.

Registration RulesThis section contains definitions, general registration requirements and procedures, information about temporary licenses and proficiency requirements, the procedures NFA follows to deny, condition, suspend, restrict or revoke registration and information about withdrawing from NFA membership, accessing registration records and the requirements for using NFA's Online Registration System.

Interpretive NoticesThis section provides in-depth explanations of NFA Bylaws, Compliance, Registration and Arbitration Rules

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