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Total of how many regietered CTA?

Discussion in 'Professional Trading' started by dabao91, Mar 3, 2007.

1. dabao91

Does any one have any idea about how many registered CTA with CFTC/NFA worldwide?

2. Truff

http://www.nfa.futures.org/registration/nfa_membership.asp

3. dabao91

It shows total membership is 3840. But they have 53,787 associates already. Does this mean associates do not have a membership?

Even associates do not have a membership, if I add the rest of number together, it is smaller them 3840. Does any one have any idea?

4. brownsfan019

Good question - email or call the NFA directly. They are good at answering emails or calls.

5. dabao91

I saw:

(a) 429 has only CPO members
(b) 750 has only CTA members
(c ) 839 have both CPO/CTA members

So total of CPO/CTA is 429+750+839=2018
Total of CPO is 429+839 = 1278
Total of CTA is 750+839 = 1589

If you exclude "Exchanges 10" and "Associates 53,787",
3840 (=147+9+8+11+1476+22+116+33+429+750+839) is equal to the sum of the rest numbers. Does this imply "exchanges" and "associates" are not the member of NFA?

6. Aaron

It doesn't sound like you know what Associated Members are. Associated Members are _people_ associated with NFA members, usually companies. Associated Members are mostly employees or independent contractors. For example, Schindler Trading is a registered CTA and CPO and member of the NFA and I am an Associate Member.

Aaron Schindler