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JLN Managed Futures: Man GLG Hires Money Managers Hill, Lynch From Moore Capital; Newedge CTA Index ekes out a slight gain for 2015; Hedge Fund Flows Collapse in 2015 Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary NFA Election, CTA/CPO Category – A Heated Race Doug Ashburn – JLN Though the election for U.S. President is still nearly a year away, most of us have grown tired of the daily dosages of Donald, Hillary, Bernie, Ted, Ben, et. al. Besides, for those of us involved in the commodity trading advisor space, there is a far more interesting race happening much closer to home – one that involves mischaracterizations, accusations of “heinous” acts, and at least one threatened lawsuit. Pretty heady stuff for the usually staid, genteel NFA. On December 10, 2015, the National Futures Association sent…

NFA Election – Ernest Jaffarian reply to statements of James Koutoulas and John Roe Blog

From Ernest Jaffarian: I find it necessary to speak to a number of mischaracterizations regarding the service of Doug Bry and myself on the NFA Board. It was Doug Bry who originally suggested to me in 2011 that I pursue election to the NFA Board.  He did so out of a deep concern for the needs of CTAs and their clients in the wake of MF Global.  When the nominating committee chose to nominate the incumbent to a non-contested position on the ballot, he encouraged me to petition to be added to the ballot.  It was then that I encouraged…

Dear Mr. Roe, Thanks for the Reply Blog,Commentary

John Lothian

John Roe has responded to my editorial supporting Ernest Jaffarian and Doug Bry over him and James Koutoulas for the upcoming election. He posted it on the Commodity Customer Coalition website. As promised, I posted it to John Lothian News, excerpting it in a blog post and directing people to the original source. There is nothing in his response that has changed my mind. Roe and James Koutoulas are politically connected at the hip. Many of my criticisms were aimed at Koutoulas, and Roe has seemed to take on guilt by association. That is fine. It is how this election…

Vote Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board, CTA/CPO Category Blog,Commentary

With the permission of Doug Bry, Ernest Jaffarian and NFA election guidelines, I am writing you to urge your support of Doug and Ernest in the current NFA Board of Directors election. You should be receiving your ballots shortly. Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian deserve the votes of NFA member Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators in the upcoming contested election for the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association. They have worked hard on behalf of CTAs and CPOs and have made a positive impact on the board. They deserve to be re-elected. The candidates they are…

Vote Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board, CTA/CPO Category Blog,Commentary

With the permission of Doug Bry, Ernest Jaffarian and NFA election guidelines, I am writing you to urge your support of Doug and Ernest in the current NFA Board of Directors election. You should be receiving your ballots shortly. Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian deserve the votes of NFA member Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators in the upcoming contested election for the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association. They have worked hard on behalf of CTAs and CPOs and have made a positive impact on the board. They deserve to be re-elected. The candidates they are…

Brendan Kalb, Running for the NFA Board of Directors as CTA/CPO Again Blog,Managed Futures,Regulation

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Brendan Kalb of AQR is running for the NFA Board of Directors again.  Last time he was matched up against rogue incumbent Douglas Bry.  This time his opponent is another rogue incumbent CTA/CPO board member John Roe. Last spring the NFA Board of Directors created a new CTA/CPO position and appointed Adam Cooper of Citadel to the spot.  Cooper had been a candidate last year running against Ernest Jaffarian. This time around, Cooper has no opposition as a CTA/CPO in the top 5% of assets under management.  Kalb, who represents the largest CPO in the industry was slated against Roe…

The Rogue Incumbents of the NFA Board Commentary

John Lothian

Until two years ago the elections for the board of directors of the National Futures Association was a pretty much a sure thing for the incumbents. However, when Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian ran as write-in nominees, after not getting the nod from the NFA Nominating Committee, they won election in an upset. A year later James Koutoulas and John Roe ran in the CTA/CPO category as write-in nominees for the NFA board and also won election. This time around Jaffarian and Bry got the nod from the Nominating Committee and are running as incumbents for re-election. But yet they…