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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…

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…