Senior Trade Specialist

  • Competitive
  • Chicago, IL, USA
  • Permanent, Full time
  • National Futures Association
  • 13 Jun 18

NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry. Designated by the CFTC as a registered futures association, NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities. The Senior Trade Specialist will conduct daily trade practice and market surveillance for the credit default asset class. The Specialist will assist in leading monthly meetings and field inquiries from exchanges and clearing firms.

•Review activity related to trade exceptions and system alerts.
•Conduct complex analysis and prepare investigative files.
•Review transaction pricing and volumes for patterns and anomalies.
•Address data reporting issues.
•Prepare detailed summaries describing issues noted, analysis performed, and disposition reached.
•Prepare and present surveillance process for examinations and actively prepare for and participate in CFTC Rule Enforcement Reviews.
•Obtain Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) designation and maintain appropriate annually required CFE credit hours.
•Research external training for Market Regulation staff factoring in staff developmental needs and goals.
•Develop and present internal training for staff.
•Ensure policies and procedures are up-to-date and focused on efficiency and effectiveness.
•Assist in training analysts in all phases of surveillance work.

•Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the OTC derivatives and futures industry
•Credit default experience required
•Familiarity with creating pivot tables and the application of macros to spreadsheets
•Familiarity with basic database query analysis
•Experience in the futures/derivatives industry with a focus in the regulatory compliance area
•Working knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint
•Previous managerial experience
•Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
•Must be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
•Possess strong oral and written communication skills
•Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
•Possess strong analytical and critical thinking skills

NFA offers a generous and competitive benefits package including: medical/dental insurance, 401(k) with company match, tuition reimbursement program, vacation/personal/sick day allotment, flexible schedules, life insurance, disability insurance and much more. To learn more about our full benefits summary, please visit our Career site at


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