Thomas Sexton Resigned as General Counsel at National Futures Association

Date of management change: December 23, 2014 

What Happened?

Chicago, IL-based National Futures Association has announced the Resignation of Thomas W. Sexton as General Counsel


About the Company

National Futures Association (NFA) is the self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry, including on-exchange traded futures, retail off-exchange foreign currency (forex) and OTC derivatives (swaps). NFA has developed and enforced rules, provided programs and offered services that safeguard market integrity, protect investors and help our Members meet their regulatory responsibilities and has done so for more than 30 years. Investor confidence is crucial to the success of the derivatives markets, and the best way to gain investor confidence is to demand the highest levels of integrity of all market participants and intermediaries. Membership in NFA is mandatory, assuring that everyone conducting business with the public on U.S. futures exchanges and in the retail forex marketplace must adhere to the same high standards of professional conduct. NFA membership also is mandatory for swap dealers and major swap participants. NFA`s membership currently numbers approximately 4,100 firms and 57,000 associates. NFA is a non-profit, independent regulatory organization. We do not operate any markets. We are not a trade association. We operate at no cost to the taxpayer. We are financed exclusively from membership dues and assessment fees.


About the Person

Thomas W. Sexton joined the NFA in July of 1991 as an attorney, and subsequently was promoted to senior attorney in 1996, assistant general counsel in 1998 and associate general counsel in 2000. Since February 2000, he has also served as an adjunct faculty member at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he teaches a course in futures/securities compliance. Prior to the NFA, Sexton served for three years as an associate in the law office of Ogden, Murphy & Wallace in Seattle. Sexton holds a law degree from the University of Notre Dame Law School, an MBA degree from Loyola University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from the University of Notre Dame.


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