The National Futures Association announced the effective dates of its recently issued new Forex dealer member requirements. (Click here for details regarding these requirements in the article “CFTC Approves NFA Enhanced Customer Protection Rules for FX Retail Clients; Commissioner Bowen Says More Protection Needed” in the August 30, 2015 edition of Bridging the Week.) In general, firms must be in compliance with all new requirements beginning January 4, 2016. However, an FDM’s first quarterly risk exposure report will be due for the quarter ending March 31, 2016, the first review and testing of an FDM’s risk management program must be completed by January 4, 2017, and the first chief compliance officer annual report must be completed for an FDM’s first fiscal year end occurring after January 4, 2016.