Jeff Malec

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Jeff Malec
Occupation CEO
Employer Attain Capital Management
Location Chicago
LinkedIn Profile

Jeff Malec is the CEO of Attain Capital Management, a CFTC registered Introducing Broker. Malec is a member of the National Futures Association and a member of its board of directors, representing Independent Introducing Brokers.[1][2][3]

He is also a member of the board of directors of Visible Spectrum, a company providing Internet-based video content editing.

Malec holds a Series 3 registration and is a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst.


Malec is the author of a managed futures newsletter published regularly by Attain Capital Management.[4][5]

A native of Florida who also spent time in Chicago during his childhood, Malec started his futures career in 1998 when he was hired as a clerk in the 30-year bond pit at the Chicago Board of Trade.[6]

He later traded for himself, before accepting a job with Striker Securities as a commodities and stock broker.

In 2002, Malec formed Attain Capital Management with Walter Gallwas and registered it as a NFA member Introducing Broker.

Malec was elected to the board of directors of the National Futures Association in 2013 as a write-in nominated candidate. Also elected as write-in nominated candidates along-side Malec were two Commodity Trading Advisor representatives, John Roe and James Koutoulas.


Malec holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Union College.


  1. U.S. futures industry regulator NFA comes under fire from within. Chicago Tribune.
  2. A note from Jeff Malec, IIB representative for the NFA Board of Directors. National Introducing Broker Association.
  3. Attain Capital CEO Jeff Malec Elected to the NFA Board of Directors. PRLOG.
  4. Managed Futures Newsletter. Attain Capital Management.
  5. Jeff Malec: How to Save the Futures Industry. John Lothian News.
  6. Jeff Malec.