Long Leaf Trading Group, Inc., a registered introducing broker, agreed to pay a fine of US $12,500 to file charges brought by the National Futures Association that it failed to conduct an independent audit of its anti-money laundering program in 2012, 2014 and 2015, and only conducted such an audit in 2013 after being advised by NFA to do so. NFA requires all futures commission merchant and IB members to maintain an AML program that includes an annual independent annual review of the AML to be conducted by member personnel or by a qualified third party. (Click here to access NFA Compliance Rule 2-9(c) andhere for NFA Guidance 9045: NFA Compliance Rule 2-9 – FCM and IB Anti-Money Laundering Program.)