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Robert K. Wilmouth

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2005

1 March 2005

Robert K. Wilmouth
Robert K. Wilmouth

Bob Wilmouth will always be remembered for his leadership of the National Futures Association. He served as its president from its founding in 1982 until he retired in 2004. More than any other person, he was responsible for the success and respect NFA has achieved over those two decades. From day one, he began developing the programs and practices that gave meaning to the NFA’s regulatory powers, including a registration screening process for all firms and individuals in the futures industry and stringent rules on risk disclosure, proficiency testingand capital requirements. Prior to joining NFA in 1982, he has a long career in the commercial banking business, then served for approximately five years as president and chief executive officer of the Chicago Board of Trade. Wilmouth died of complications from lymphoma on2017.  

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