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.
At Baker & McKenzie, our derivatives team advises a broad spectrum of market participants and users of derivatives on the regulation, documentation and compliance of futures, swaps, options, forwards and other financial products. With respect to both strategic and day-to-day issues, we counsel U.S. and non-U.S. exchanges, proprietary traders, futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisors, swap dealers and corporate end-users, including some of the largest companies in the world.
Our keen understanding of the derivatives and physical markets makes us uniquely positioned to help clients respond to the convergence of these markets brought about by the Dodd-Frank Act. Based upon the diverse skill set of our lawyers, we are qualified to provide holistic solutions involving regulatory, transactional and enforcement matters.
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.
Chicago, IL 60606
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.
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.
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.
Chicago, IL 60604
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.
Funkhouser Vegosen Liebman & Dunn, Ltd. (“FVLD”), is a Chicago based law firm with attorneys possessing decades of experience advising futures commission merchants, introducing brokers, pool operators, trading advisors and others in the commodity futures and financial services space on a broad range of issues, including: registrations and compliance, exchange memberships, fund formation, managed accounts, private placements, cybersecurity, mergers and acquisitions, margin financing and credit facilities; as well as advocacy in litigation matters, arbitrations, regulatory investigations and disciplinary proceedings. At FVLD we are passionate about providing our clients with the legal leverage and hedging opportunities they need to sustain and grow their businesses in a quickly changing regulatory and economic environment.
Bedminster, NJ 07921
Introducing Brokers are core to our business model at GAIN Capital. GAIN Capital is positioned to provide the execution, clearing and customer service you require. With GAIN Capital, you not only have an FCM focused on your overall success, but also a dedicated Broker Representative who will provide personalized attention and address all of your operational needs.
To meet the challenge of today's trading industry, GAIN Capital has invested considerably into planning, development, infrastructure, partnerships and service. We provide fast, reliable and secure execution and clearing operations to enable you to spend less time managing your back office and more time managing your customer relationships.
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
For over 30 years our boutique CPA team has provided exceptional value through fund audit, tax, and compliance services for the securities, futures, and hedge fund, industries. Our goal is to be your strategic partner by navigating you through the ever-changing regulatory requirements and risks. As expert alternative investment accountants, you will receive responsive cost sensitive help that is a perfect partner for small firms and start-ups.
Nanhua USA Futures LLC (“Nanhua USA Futures”) was established in August 2013 and headquartered in Chicago. It is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA ID: 0466494) and is registered as a Futures Commission Merchant with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In addition, Nanhua USA Futures is currently an active clearing member of the CME Group and is the first non-bank futures brokerage firm funded by Chinese capital to have such qualification. Besides, Nanhua USA Futures is also a clearing member of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures US and the Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME).
Nanhua USA Futures has a solid Chinese background. Its ultimate parent company, Nanhua Futures Co., Ltd., is a top-tier Chinese futures broker with more than 35 branches in China and having subsidiaries located in Asia, and Europe, to provide comprehensive services to global investors.
Nanhua USA Futures takes advantage of its pioneering position in US derivatives markets to help develop the futures markets in China and the U.S. and to build a bridge to facilitate investments between China and the U.S. financial markets.
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.