National Futures Association Overview

  • Chicago, IL
  • 501 to 1000 Employees
  • 1982
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Investment & Asset Management
  • $25 to $100 million (USD)

NFA is purpose-driven. 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. ...
Mission: NFA is the industrywide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. derivatives industry, providing innovative and effective regulatory programs. Designated by the CFTC as a registered futures association, NFA strives every day to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives ...

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"Laid back"

Dec 5, 2022 - Compliance Examiner in Chicago, IL


Work life balance and fun team


Not much travel anymore, unlimited PTO would be nice

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More travel, more room for growth
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Diversity & Inclusion at National Futures Association

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NFA supports all our employees to perform at the highest level, no matter the circumstances, and values an inclusive culture where all staff can thrive. Our leadership supports and devotes significant resources to diversity initiatives that produce results.

"Diverse viewpoints lead to informed decisions and creativity, which are instrumental for NFA to achieve its mission of safeguarding the derivatives markets and protecting customer funds. Different perspectives from individuals of varying backgrounds, ethnicity and gender, collaborating across our organization, are the foundation for NFA to evolve, and by doing so, to redefine regulation and enhance our mission. Our incl

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National Futures Association Interviews

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Campus Recruiting44%
Applied online38%
Employee Referral12%

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    One recruiter interview - going over resume through the phone. Discussed time for second interview and confimation One in person interview with 2 managers asking basic questions and reviewing your resume

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National Futures Association Awards & Accolades

  • Chicago's Best & BrightestThe Best & Brightest2021
  • Best Places to Work IllinoisBest Places to Work in Illinois2021
  • Adoption-Friendly WorkplacesDave Thomas Foundation for Adoption2020
  • Best & Brightest in WellnessThe Best and Brightest2020
  • Best and Brightest in the NationBest and Brightest2020

Pledges & Certifications

  • Veteran Hiring Commitment

    Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

  • Pay Equality Pledge

    Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

  • Tech Hiring Commitment

    Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

  • Career Advancement Program

    Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

  • Social Responsibility Pledge

    Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities

  • Diversity Commitment

    Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Pledge to Thrive

    Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being

  • First Job Programs

    Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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...Amazing amount of vacation time, great training provided, other staff are really nice and approachable...

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