I'd be interested in hearing from other CTAs and/or people with FCM back-office operational experience. What's an acceptable time frame for getting your end of day trade allocations in? I have a *lot* of trades... 361 lines (for 4 accounts) in my Excel spreadsheet today, and it can take me a while to double check / verify all of my entries. Today, it took me until about 4:00 PM CST to get everything in to the FCM. But the feedback from my FCM back-office has been making me feel bad. They're hoping for a draft (with at least some of the positions) earlier in the day, and then the final version by 3:30 PM CST. Otherwise, we end up with late allocations that might not make it into the clients accounts. So... how bad should I feel?