ADM Investor Services provides more than 265 Introducing Brokers with a wide range of exceptional support in an environment of great financial stability and unwavering business ethics. Our services and operations are continually updated to ensure that IB’s who choose us as their clearing partner enjoy the latest in technology, research information, execution, clearing and back office support available in our industry.
Cunningham provides access to the Cunningham Trading System (CTS), a premier, state-of-the-art electronic platform for futures and options trading.
CTS is capable of providing instantaneous, reliable, worldwide access to and execution on all major futures exchanges, including CME Group Exchanges, ICE, MGEX, and EUREX.
Cunningham Commodities, LLC is registered as a futures commission merchant with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, is a member of the National Futures Association and has been a clearing member of the Chicago Board of Trade since 1982.
Started in 2020, Hedonova is a hedge fund focused on alternative investments with offices all over the world. Alternative investments describe investments that do not fall into conventional categories like stocks and bonds. Hedonova’s portfolio diversifies with startups, real estate, fine art, wine, cryptocurrencies, and other assets. Hedonova’s single fund structure provides a way for shareholders to invest without needing to manage the day-to-day distribution of their investments.
We believe connecting research and education to business development is the key to the growth of the industry. In recent years, the demand for understanding managed futures has grown to an unprecedented level. In 2011, Mark Shore, founder of Shore Capital Management developed the first university graduate level course on managed futures.
Three key areas of business:
1) Providing Research on managed futures and asset allocation such as the popular Skewing Your Diversification and Decoding the Myths of Managed Futures.
2) Consulting to alternative investment firms around the globe, such as CTAs, IBs, FCMs, Fund of Funds, Exchanges and Institutional Investors, including manager due diligence, business development and educational workshops on managed futures.
3) Publishing Articles on Economics, Futures, Commodities, Behavioral Finance, Managed Futures, and Market Commentary.
The Ruddy Law Office, PLLC ("Ruddy Law") is a Washington, DC based boutique law firm that provides legal advice to registered investment advisers, commodity futures registrants (IBs, FCMs, CPOs, and CTAs), hedge funds and other members of the alternative investment community. Ruddy Law assists clients with initial and ongoing regulatory needs association with the National Futures Association ("NFA"), Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC"), Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC"), as well as other federal and state regulatory agencies. We have proudly offered these services since our inception in 2001.
OptionWorks® Research offers unique insight into futures options available nowhere else. Subscribers enjoy access to a database of option information and daily trading strategies.
A subscription to OptionWorks® Research includes access to :
Daily Strategy Report
The OptionWorks® Daily Strategy Report delivers detailed trading ideas for ten major US futures markets. Indicators for trend, volatility and skew are calculated from the OptionWorks Volatility Database and are used to develop strategies that best take advantage of current market conditions. Risk and Target levels for each strategy are also included to assist in trade management.
The OptionWorks® Volatility Dashboard provides a online window into the OptionWorks® Volatility Database. Current implied volatility levels, risk-reversals, and butterflies are available for 40+ markets worldwide for all expirations and selected OTC tenors. Available charts include underlying price, historical and implied volatility, skew, percentiles, and term structure.
The OptionWorks® Option Calculator prices index, equity, foreign exchange, and futures options under almost any market condition imaginable. Results for long or short option premium, profit & loss, and all sensitivities (“Greeks”) can be displayed in either graphical or tabular form. An intuitive interface allows for pricing scenarios to be customized, printed and saved locally.
Subscriptions and publications are also available as white-label products.
Separate volatility database subscriptions are also available through Quandl at www.quandl.com/owf.
Dorman Trading is dedicated to providing our Introducing Brokers with the same personal attention and service that we offer to our professional floor traders. We believe that the relationship between the FCM and the IB is a partnership, not a competition. We look forward to building a partnership with you.
Chicago, IL 60604
CQG provides high-performance trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis. CQG partners with more than one hundred FCM environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty exchanges through its global network of co-located Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s server-side order management tools for spreading, market aggregation, and smart orders are unsurpassed for speed and ease-of-use. CQG's market data feed consolidates more than seventy-five sources, including exchanges worldwide for futures, options, fixed income, foreign exchange, and equities as well as data on debt securities, industry reports, and financial indices.
As part of our partnership with NIBA, Barchart.com, Inc. is happy to extend discounts of 20% to NIBA members on various Barchart and Commodity Research Bureau (CRB) products and services. Barchart and CRB also offer affiliate programs where you can directly offer our services to your clients and prospects for lead generation as well as revenue sharing.
Barchart's services include integrated website content like futures quotes, charts and news, website hosting and management, real-time front-end applications like Barchart WebStation for quotes, charts, analysis and trading, as well as data feeds and historical data.
CRB's products include a variety of publications, research and data services like Trends in Futures, CRB TrendTrader, CRB DataCenter, Futures Market Service and CRB Commodity Yearbook.
AgriCharts, a division of Barchart.com, provides website hosting including market data, charts, news, and weather. As a NIBA member you will receive 20% off your website hosting service with AgriCharts.
R.J. O’Brien supports Introducing Brokers with superior technology, intelligent market research, transparent middle-office tools and personal service. The IB business is the heart of our brokerage operation, and our industry reputation for servicing these clients is stellar. We understand what IBs need to support business success, no matter if your clients are speculators or hedgers. Both you and your clients will appreciate the comprehensive set of tools built specifically for futures traders.
Chicago, IL 60606
Straits Financial LLC self-clears the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, Comex, Nymex, Clearport, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, New Zealand Exchange, CBOE Futures Exchange, Nasdaq Futures Exchange, and the Options Clearing Corporation. Along with our sister companies and our global partners, Straits can facilitate your trade execution and clearing of exchange-listed futures contracts. Our parent company is the publically listed, CWT Limited.
We offer superior customer service, multiple front-end electronic trading platforms, real-time risk management and fast account approvals. Introducing Brokers are welcome at Straits. We also offer our brokers and customers additional support with physical product financing through Straits Trade Solutions (STS) and for managed futures, a professionally managed commodity pool offered in two feeder fund structures traded through Straits Financial Premier Fund I, Ltd., and three new Commodity Trading Advisor Programs from Straits Financial Managed Futures LLC.
Take a look at www.straitsfinancial.com and at www.straitsffm.com
You can also reach us at 312-462-4499 or [email protected]
We look forward to growing with you.
Chicago, Illinois 60605
Wedbush Futures focuses on building services and support to help our IB network participants grow their business. With access to the major global futures exchanges through a variety of front-end systems Wedbush provides IB ‘s with self-directed trading solutions and robust risk management tools.
Chicago, IL 60604
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives through CME Clearport®. Overall, CME Group’s products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both on-exchange and over-the-counter derivatives markets.
Chicago, IL 60606
Since 1994, Compliance Supervisors International, Inc. (CSI) has provided professional compliance and accounting services tailored to fit the needs of commodity futures and securities industry professionals. CSI excels as a qualified and experienced consulting firm and provides a convenient alternative to hiring in-house staff to comply with the rules and regulations of the National Futures Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
LICCAR is both an alternative fund administrator and full-service public accounting firm with nearly 25 years of experience in the hedge fund securities and futures industry. We have earned a reputation for delivering exceptional service to our broad range of clients, and are able to accommodate the unique needs of clients from all areas of the industry including:
Complete Financial and Regulatory Reporting for:
Hedge Funds and commodity pools including full fund administration and co- signer services
Broker/Dealers and Introducing Brokers Futures Commission Merchants
Performance Reporting for:
Commodity Trading Advisors and Registered Investment Advisors
Pro forma, hypothetical, GIPS/CFTC/NFA compliant performance reporting
Custodial Services through our broker dealer affiliate, Liccar Securities and Custodial Services, LLC