John Roe

Dear Mr. Roe, Thanks for the Reply

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...

A Tale of Two Responses

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...

James Koutoulas Needs to Put Up or Step Aside

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...

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

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...

The Rogue Incumbents of the NFA Board

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...

A Radical Choice in NFA’s CTA/CPO Election Category

Turnover on the NFA's Board of Directors comes infrequently. I can't remember a single instance where a non-Nominating Committee slated candidate succeeded in being elected until Ernest Jaffarian and Douglas Bry were elected last year. This year could be the same with...

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