National Futures Association Careers

National Futures Association Careers Envision a career safeguarding the derivatives markets and protecting investors. NFA is purpose-driven. Together, we will innovate regulation.
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We safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure that our Members meet their regulatory obligations. We take pride in our work; maintain a conviction to do the right thing; empower each other; and support our community. Envision your career in a place where performing critical regulatory work within the financial industry is as significant as the diverse, passionate and talented individuals with whom you work.

Recently,   Chicago staff were delighted to return to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and teach a financial literacy class...
03/28/2024

Recently, Chicago staff were delighted to return to Cristo Rey Jesuit High School and teach a financial literacy class to freshmen, sophomore and senior year students. Students learned about , including what factors affect a credit score and how to use credit responsibly.

Thank you to our for giving back to the local community, and to Cristo Rey for hosting NFA!

  Chicago staff recently celebrated the start of spring by taking part in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Thank yo...
03/26/2024

Chicago staff recently celebrated the start of spring by taking part in the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle. Thank you to all who joined!

March Madness is in full swing at  ! Last week, staff in Chicago and New York gathered to kick off the NCAA basketball t...
03/25/2024

March Madness is in full swing at ! Last week, staff in Chicago and New York gathered to kick off the NCAA basketball tournaments and support their favorite teams. Take a look at how NFA shows its spirit!

Last week, members of the Women’s Inclusion at NFA (WIN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) tapped into their artistic side w...
03/13/2024

Last week, members of the Women’s Inclusion at NFA (WIN) Employee Resource Group (ERG) tapped into their artistic side with a watercolor painting event in celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. Staff also enjoyed sweet treats from local women-owned bakeries. Thank you to the WIN ERG for a fun and relaxing event!

Tomorrow, March 13,   will be at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for an information session with ALPFA. John Jay st...
03/12/2024

Tomorrow, March 13, will be at John Jay College of Criminal Justice for an information session with ALPFA. John Jay students, we look forward to speaking with you about opportunities at NFA!

Today, NFA is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day and recognize the contributions and achievements of women at ...
03/08/2024

Today, NFA is proud to celebrate International Women’s Day and recognize the contributions and achievements of women at NFA, in our industry and in our communities. This year’s International Women’s Day theme is - take a look at staff striking a pose to show solidarity!

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NFA was delighted to have a conversation with Alicia Crighton, Partner & Managi...
03/07/2024

In celebration of Women’s History Month, NFA was delighted to have a conversation with Alicia Crighton, Partner & Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, and a member of NFA's Board of Directors. Alicia spoke with Nancy Bohanon, Vice President, Human Resources, and Executive Sponsor of the Women’s Inclusion at NFA ERG, about her career journey, how to foster an inclusive environment for women in the financial services industry and the power of mentors in professional development. Thank you, Alicia, for your time and wisdom!

Recently, our Black Opportunities Lead to Diversity (BOLD) ERG hosted mixers in Chicago and New York with industry colle...
03/04/2024

Recently, our Black Opportunities Lead to Diversity (BOLD) ERG hosted mixers in Chicago and New York with industry colleagues and community partners. Thank you to all who attended and made the events a success!

As part of NFA’s Black History Month festivities, members of the Black Opportunities Lead to Diversity (BOLD) Employee R...
02/29/2024

As part of NFA’s Black History Month festivities, members of the Black Opportunities Lead to Diversity (BOLD) Employee Resource Group (ERG) visited a local museum highlighting Black history. Staff visited the The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center in Chicago and the The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York in New York.

As comes to a close, we thank the BOLD ERG for a fun and educational month!

  was delighted to recently host a fireside chat with Melvin Williams, Chief Legal Officer, Chicago Trading Company. Mel...
02/23/2024

was delighted to recently host a fireside chat with Melvin Williams, Chief Legal Officer, Chicago Trading Company. Melvin spoke with Cliffe Allen, Managing Director, OTC Derivatives, about his path, how to make the workplace more equitable for people of color and the importance of Black history to American history. Thank you, Melvin, for sharing your wisdom and experiences with NFA!

  continued celebrating Black History Month this week with a live podcast discussion featuring guest speakers Jeffery Be...
02/15/2024

continued celebrating Black History Month this week with a live podcast discussion featuring guest speakers Jeffery Beckham Jr., CEO of Chicago Scholars and Kwesi Smith, CEO of the Greenwood Project. Jeffery and Kwesi spoke about their paths that led them to their current roles, challenges that first-generation and students of color face, and how organizations like Chicago Scholars and Greenwood Project can help these students succeed in the financial services industry. Thank you, Jeffery and Kwesi, for your time and impactful insights!

At  , we’re passionate about giving back to the communities where we work, live and serve. Recently, members of our staf...
02/08/2024

At , we’re passionate about giving back to the communities where we work, live and serve. Recently, members of our staff volunteered at Guest House Foundation, an organization providing temporary lodging for military veterans, patients and their families receiving medical treatment at local hospitals. NFA volunteers prepared and served dinner and enjoyed getting to know the guests. Thank you to Guest House for hosting NFA and to our volunteers for giving back!

This February,   is proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the contributions of African Americans throughout h...
02/02/2024

This February, is proud to celebrate Black History Month and honor the contributions of African Americans throughout history. In recognition, members of our Black Opportunities Lead to Diversity (BOLD) Employee Resource Group shared what Black History Month means to them. Swipe to read more.

In recognition of National Mentoring Month,   is proud to share perspectives from current and past participants of our  ...
01/26/2024

In recognition of National Mentoring Month, is proud to share perspectives from current and past participants of our program. Swipe to read why our staff chose to join the program, and their biggest takeaways as mentors and mentees.

Recently,   was pleased to host Ari Linder, Financial Solutions Advisor at Merrill Lynch, for a conversation about nonbi...
01/19/2024

Recently, was pleased to host Ari Linder, Financial Solutions Advisor at Merrill Lynch, for a conversation about nonbinary inclusion in the workplace. Ari discussed ways that organizations can foster a welcoming environment for and professionals, and how allies can take action to support the LGBTQ+ community. Thank you, Ari, for sharing your powerful story, and Mike Otten, Senior Vice President, OTC Derivatives, for moderating the discussion!

This Monday, January 15, NFA observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day.   honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his ...
01/12/2024

This Monday, January 15, NFA observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day. honors the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. and his civil rights activism.

NFA’s Be Well  Employee Resource Group recently hosted an art therapy session with metal sculptor Steve Kost. Steve spok...
01/04/2024

NFA’s Be Well Employee Resource Group recently hosted an art therapy session with metal sculptor Steve Kost. Steve spoke about how creative outlets can benefit mental health and healing. Thank you, Steve, for sharing your passion and powerful story!

Recently,   staff celebrated the   together in Chicago and New York at the annual holiday party. NFA wishes you a happy ...
12/21/2023

Recently, staff celebrated the together in Chicago and New York at the annual holiday party. NFA wishes you a happy and healthy holiday season!

This month,   celebrated the retirements of two longtime staff members. Cecilia Krueger, Registration Investigator II, r...
12/20/2023

This month, celebrated the retirements of two longtime staff members. Cecilia Krueger, Registration Investigator II, recently marked 20 years of service at NFA, and Mitch Kozlowski, Revenue and Membership Coordinator, has been with NFA for over 40 years. Thank you, Cecilia and Mitch, for your important contributions and commitment to NFA over the years. We wish you the best in your next chapter!

In the spirit of the giving season,   staff recently donated toys for children of all ages as part of the annual Toys fo...
12/14/2023

In the spirit of the giving season, staff recently donated toys for children of all ages as part of the annual Toys for Tots donation drive. Thank you to all who helped make the holiday season a little brighter for those in need!

Last week, colleagues from our   New York office gave back to the community with Junior Achievement. Our staff spent the...
12/11/2023

Last week, colleagues from our New York office gave back to the community with Junior Achievement. Our staff spent the day volunteering in a simulation where high school students paid for typical daily expenses, teaching them about the importance of personal finances. Thank you to our volunteers!

This week,   hosted its annual “Week of Cheer” to celebrate the holiday season in Chicago and New York. Events included ...
12/08/2023

This week, hosted its annual “Week of Cheer” to celebrate the holiday season in Chicago and New York. Events included a holiday trivia game, bingo and a bake off. Take a look at how NFA got into the holiday spirit!

This  , we’re grateful for our   staff! We recently hosted our annual Thanksgiving luncheon in our Chicago and New York ...
11/22/2023

This , we’re grateful for our staff! We recently hosted our annual Thanksgiving luncheon in our Chicago and New York offices. Thank you to our staff for another year of hard work and commitment to our mission.

In recognition of Military Family Month,   was pleased to have Justin Miller, U.S. Army Veteran and Director of Developm...
11/20/2023

In recognition of Military Family Month, was pleased to have Justin Miller, U.S. Army Veteran and Director of Development at Chicago Veterans, recently speak to staff. Justin spoke about his journey transitioning from the military to the workforce and skills learned in the service that transfer to a corporate setting. Thank you, Justin for your time and insights!

Recently,   staff took part in some friendly competition! In our Chicago office, staff participated in a bags league, an...
11/16/2023

Recently, staff took part in some friendly competition! In our Chicago office, staff participated in a bags league, and in New York, our staff enjoyed a shuffleboard tournament. Congratulations to our winners!

  is delighted to be named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2023. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee...
11/08/2023

is delighted to be named to Chicago Tribune’s Top Workplaces 2023. The Top Workplaces list is based solely on employee feedback – thank you to our staff for making this recognition possible!

Last week,   was delighted to host students from John Jay College in our New York office. Our staff spoke with students ...
11/07/2023

Last week, was delighted to host students from John Jay College in our New York office. Our staff spoke with students about different career paths at NFA and offered advice for entering the workforce. Thank you to all who attended!

Recently, our Hispanic/Latinx Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) hosted a ...
11/03/2023

Recently, our Hispanic/Latinx Organization for Leadership and Advancement (HOLA) Employee Resource Group (ERG) hosted a Latin dance class. Our staff learned how to dance merengue and salsa. Thank you to the HOLA ERG and our dance instructors for teaching NFA some new moves!

Last week,   enjoyed some fall festivities! Our staff in Chicago and New York shared hot pretzels – take a look at the f...
11/01/2023

Last week, enjoyed some fall festivities! Our staff in Chicago and New York shared hot pretzels – take a look at the fun and tasty event.

Today,   looks forward to speaking with students at Rutgers University - Newark and DePaul University. Join us to hear a...
10/23/2023

Today, looks forward to speaking with students at Rutgers University - Newark and DePaul University. Join us to hear about our open positions.

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