Managed Futures Industry Conference & Networking Event

NIBA Conference / CTA Expo 2011 – New York, April 20-21

The NIBA and the CTA Expo are having their New York event this week.  Both events have a number of good sponsors and speakers and provide members of the managed futures industry with a great opportunity to network.  Bart Mallon of Mallon P.C. will be a speaking at the NIBA event on a panel entitled “Rules, Regulations and Your Revenue” which is expected to touch on a number of important legal and compliance issues.  For more information, please see the CTA Expo website and the NIBA website.

The agendas for both events are reprinted below.  We look forward to seeing you in New York.


NIBA 2011 IB/CTA Spring Conference
New York City, April 20, 2011
NYMEX Building CME Group, 1pm-4:30pm

Compliance, Marketing and Technology–all concepts integral to your Brokerage or CTA. Register to attend the largest independent conference for Introducing Brokers, CTAs and futures industry professionals. Complete agenda below and at

Rules, Regulations and Your Revenue
Panel Discussion

Moderator: Steve Pherson | Schuyler, Roche, & Crisham P.C.


  • Bart Mallon | Bart Mallon, PC
  • Mark Ruddy | Ruddy Law Office PLLC
  • Sharon Pendleton | Director, Compliance of NFA

Whether you trade traditional futures and options, forex or swaps and derivatives, you will not want to miss this session. Topics:

  • CFTC Porposals that will affect your business
  • NFA Rules you need to know about
  • Understanding Dodd-Frank
  • Commissioner's response to your suggestions for the CFTC

Got Leads?
Panel Discussion

  • Candyce Edelen | CEO of PropelGrowth
  • Rodney Dow | President, The Dow Corporation
  • Laurie Gavin | Sr. Manager, Compliance of NFA

Candyce is a leading speaker on the subject of attracting and nurturing leads. Rodney will share ideas his IIB uses to cultivate relationships with both new and existing clients. And Laurie will tell us how to stay in compliance with NFA regulations while you're building your client base. You will leave this session with actionable ideas you can use as soon as you get back to your office!

Online Marketing: How You Can Improve Your Website Now

  • Shane Stiles | President of gate39media

Drive traffic to your website, capture more leads, utilize social media, and cost effective tips you can do to improve the performance of your website today. Tips for both IBs and CTAs alike.

Joint NIBA/CTA EXPO Networking and Cocktail Reception
Network with contacts old and new with your peers i

n the futures industry! This networking event will be held in conjunction with CTA EXPO participants


April 21, 2011 Program

8:30-9:30 Continental Breakfast

  • Sponsored by: DMAXX

9:15-9:30 Welcoming Remarks-

  • Frank Pusateri and Bucky Isaacson
  • Sponsored by: Strategic Compliance Solutions

9:30-10:00 Monitoring Portfolio Exposure, Key Risk Metrices, and Manager Mandates-

  • James Goldcamp | HedgeFacts LLP

10:00-10:30 A Marketing Plan for Managers-

  • Ron Suber | Senior Partner, Head of Global Sales and Marketing, Merlin Securities
  • Sponsored by: Arthur Bell CPAs

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break Sponsored by: National Eagles and Angels

11:00-11:30 Manager Seeding-

  • Daniel J. Barnett | CEO, Revere Capital Advisors
  • Sponsored by: Dorman Trading

11:30-12:30 Adding Value Through L/S Commodity Investing-

  • Moderator: Ray McKenzie | ICE Futures US
  • Mike Dubin | Managing Director, Silvercrest Asset Management
  • Toby Elliman | Managing Partner, Guidance Capital LLC

12:30-1:30 Lunch

  • Sponsored by: ICE

1:15-2:00 (KEYNOTE) The Capital Markets, U.S. Policy, and the Future of Innovation-

  • The Honorable Robert Grady | Chair of the New Jersey Council of Economic Advisors; Chair of the State of New Jersey Investment Council, Division of Investment; Managing Director of Cheyenne Capital
  • Sponsored by: Trading Technologies

2:00-2:30 Institutional Marketing in Europe-

  • Cecilia Mortimore de Santa Cruz | Director of Capital Services, Credit Suisse Securities LLC
  • Sponsored by: Michael Coglianese CPA, P.C.

2:30-3:00 The Regulatory Environment in 2011-

  • Daniel J. Roth | President and CEO, National Futures Association
  • Sponsored by Telluride Asset Management LLC

3:00-3:45 Coffee Break

  • Sponsored by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

3:45-4:30 The Lessons Learned from Madoff-

  • Mike Ocrant | Director, Alternative Investment Conferences, Conference Group, Institutional Investor
  • Co-Author of No One Would Listen
  • Sponsored by: Horizon Cash Management

4:30-5:00 Protecting Your Intellectual Property-

  • Alex Montagu | Montagu Law, P.C.
  • Sponsored by: TraderView

6:00-8:00 Closing Cocktail Party- NYSE Trading Floor

  • Sponsored by NYSE Liffe U.S. and NYSE Liffe


Cole-Frieman & Mallon LLP provides legal and compliance services to the managed futures industry.  Bart Mallon can be reached directly at 415-868-5345.