Dan Roth, president and chief executive officer of the National Futures Association, announced his plan to retire in the coming year. Dan first joined NFA in 1983 and has held increasingly important positions until he assumed his current roles in 2003. Under his leadership, NFA has expanded its oversight activities to include 107 newly registered swaps dealers and foreign exchange dealers, in addition to well over 3,800 future commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors. Dan has brought great intelligence and humor to his role, and most importantly is fundamentally a very nice guy. He is an icon and will be missed.