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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…

John Roe Responds to John Lothian Endorsement of Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board of Directors Blog

John Roe is a candidate for the Board of the National Futures Association representing CTAs and CPOs. He is running on a platform along with James Koutoulas for the Board. I endorsed their competition, Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian, who, like Koutoulas and Roe, are current members of the NFA Board representing CTAs and CPOs. Roe has written this rebuttal to my endorsement and posted it on the web site of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a group he and Koutoulas created during the MF Global bankruptcy to represent the interests of some customers. Here is the beginning of Roe’s response…

A Tale of Two Responses Blog,Commentary

John Lothian

My commentary about the NFA CTA/CPO election on Friday elicited different responses from the candidates I did not endorse; John Roe and James Koutoulas. Roe sent a respectful note, asked for a public clarification of some points and the opportunity to respond in this newsletter. Koutoulas took a different tack and decided to threaten me with a lawsuit for libel if I did not retract my commentary. John Roe is a classy guy and it showed in his response to me. He noted that he successfully petitioned to get on the ballot, he was not a “write-in” candidate, and asked…

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…

James Koutoulas Needs to Put Up or Step Aside Blog,Commentary,Managed Futures,Regulation

NFA board of directors member James Koutoulas has made some troubling accusations about the nomination of public directors by the NFA Board’s Executive Committee.  He needs to come forth with some convincing smoking gun, proving the conspiracy and cover up he is accusing NFA staff and fellow Executive Committee members of, or resign from the board. Word of Koutoulas’ accusations filtered out of a Commodity Customer Coalition Town Hall webcast and were reported by Lynne Marek of Crain’s Chicago Business. Koutoulas claims the NFA Executive Committee did not properly nominate the public directors to the NFA Board.  The chairman of…

John Lothian Newsletter: China May Allow Foreigners to Invest in Futures; Singapore’s Stock Exchange Looks to Make Trading More Attractive for Individuals; Pimco’s Seksaria Fired After CME Fine Tied to Trading John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read NFA’s Chairman and Executive Committee respond to recent allegations of improprieties regarding the 2014 public director nominations National Futures Association Member Notice Dear Member of NFA, In January of each year, NFA’s Executive Committee makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the election of public representatives at the February Board meeting. NFA Board member James Koutoulas has publicly accused the Executive Committee and others of improprieties in regard to the January 2014 Executive Committee meeting and the Board’s subsequent February 2014 election of public representatives. The Executive Committee has authorized me to assure you that these allegations…

Unfinished Business: John Roe Asks for Two More Years on the NFA Board of Directors Blog,Managed Futures,Regulation,Video

This year’s elections for the  board of directors of the National Futures Association is underway. John Lothian News spoke with several of the candidates, including commodity trading advisor and Commodity Customer Coalition co-founder John Roe, first elected to the board two years ago pledging reform. “When I ran for the board of directors two years ago,” says Roe, “we set out to accomplish a few things with regard to customer protections and increasing regulatory efficiency. Two years just simply is not enough time to get all of that done, and I feel we have a lot more to accomplish.” Roe is commodity…