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National Futures Association
“National Futures Association (NFA) is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry. We strive every day to develop rules, programs and services that safeguard market integrity, protect investors and help our Members meet their regulatory responsibilities.”
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission
“CFTC assures the economic utility of the futures markets by encouraging their competitiveness and efficiency, protecting market participants against fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices, and by ensuring the financial integrity of the clearing process. Through effective oversight, the CFTC enables the futures markets to serve the important function of providing a means for price discovery and offsetting price risk.”
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Financial Industry Regulatory Authority

“The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. All told, FINRA oversees nearly 4,750 brokerage firms, about 167,000 branch offices and approximately 634,000 registered securities representatives.”
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Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom
“As the financial regulator for the UK, we use a wide range of rule-making, investigatory and enforcement powers to fulfil our statutory objectives.”
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Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group
“Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. We provide the widest range of benchmark futures and options products available on any exchange, covering all major asset classes. Our collective vision is one of ongoing global growth, innovative product development, continually enhanced technology and the highest level of service available on any exchange.”
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Hedge Fund Association
“Membership in the HFA includes hedge fund firms, global financial institutions with hedge fund offerings including retail and private banks, asset management firms and broker dealers, investors including funds of hedge funds, family offices, public and private pension funds, endowments and foundations, high net worth individuals, allocators, and the industry’s service providers including prime brokers, administrators, custodians, auditors, lawyers, risk managers, technologists and third party marketers.”
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Futures Industry Association
“FIA provides a forum for futures and options professionals from around the world to share information and concerns about the global futures industry. FIA works to facilitate cross-border trading, monitor and provide input to international regulators, advise new markets, and work toward standardization of practices and policies to create greater efficiency in cross-border trading. The FIA takes on international projects such as the development of recommendations to enhance the protection of assets of market participants wherever they are trading, and collecting information on rules, technology, and system design of international exchanges.”
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Managed Funds Association
“MFA is the voice of the global alternative investment community. Our members are professionals in hedge funds, funds of funds and managed futures funds, as well as industry service providers. Established in 1991, MFA is the primary source of information for policy makers and the media and the leading advocate for sound business practices and industry growth.”
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