Douglas L. Bry

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Douglas Bry
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Occupation Senior Strategist
Employer Welton Investment Partners
Location Carmel By The Sea, California

Douglas L. Bry is senior strategist at Welton Investment Partners LLC. He joined the company in that role in January of 2015.

He was previously the president, chief portfolio strategist and co-founder of Northfield Trading LP, a commodity trading advisor (CTA) that provides investment management services. He is also an executive board member of the National Futures Association (NFA), representing commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors.[1]

In August 2014, Bry announced that Northfield's partners had decided to cease operations after 25 years and return $100 million of client assets.[2]


Bry was a trial attorney with the Defender Association of Philadelphia from September 1978 to June 1982. From there, he became a senior trial deputy with the Colorado State Public Defender until January 1987. He formed Technical Trading Strategies with Philip Spertus in February 1987, working on computer technology for trading global futures markets. Bry and Spertus then formed Northfield Trading in October 1989.

Bry was a director on the board of the NFA from January 1997 to January 2004, and on the NFA executive committee from February 1998 to January 2004. He also served on the board of directors of the Managed Funds Association (MFA) for four years, ending in September 1999. There he was the chairperson of the Emerging Trading Council, a member of the executive committee, and finally vice chairman of the MFA (1998-1999).

In 2012, in the wake of the MF Global scandal, Bry and Ernest Jaffarian ran as write-in candidates for the NFA board, and were elected. In February 2012, Bry and Jaffarian published a 14-page memo, in advance of the NFA's annual meeting, regarding the restoration of customer funds lost in the MF Global debacle.[3][4]

The two were re-elected to the NFA board in 2014 to another two-year term.[5]


  • B.A., Philosophy and Sociology, Beloit College (1974)
  • J.D., University of Colorado (1978)[6]

Registration Information

  • Douglas L. Bry - NFA ID 0188214
  • Northfield Trading LP - NFA ID 0228620


  1. Notice of Recently Elected Members to NFA's Board of Directors and 2012 Nominating Committee. NFA.
  2. Exclusive: Northfield to close after 25 years in business. CTA Intelligence.
  3. NFA has new sheriffs in town. Futures Magazine.
  4. NFA considering proposal to restore money lost by MF Global. Crain's Chicago Business.
  5. NFA board election results announced. CTA Intelligence.
  6. Manager Biographies. Northfield Trading.