Who We Serve

WHO WE SERVE

BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTUTIONS

We execute and clear for many of the world’s largest financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies, pension companies, hedge funds and other FCMs. Providing clearing services for institutional investors has become an ever-more capital-intensive obligation for many of the tier one banks. Our status as a strong, experienced, well-capitalised firm, along with our comprehensive offering, means that we now service an increasing number of clients for the banking and financial services sector – whilst maintaining our commitment to delivering a high standard of client servicing.

FCMs

We are able to facilitate other futures companies that may only have execution memberships with the exchanges for clearing their futures and options contracts. Smaller brokers are able to benefit from the additional range of services that we provide and leverage our capabilities.

FAMILY OFFICES

The growth of the family offices has increased significantly over the last thirty years. Traditionally, family offices operated in the world’s banking centres, where private bankers could cater for all their needs. As family office services have become more sophisticated, they have looked to access our prime services and benefit from the wholesale institutional pricing and market reach that ED&F Man Capital Markets offers. Family offices benefit from the convenience of our extensive range of products across multiple asset classes, including Forex, equities, precious metals, base metals and futures & options – all from one account.

CTAS & MANAGED FUTURES

We offer multi asset-class execution and clearing services to a number of CTAs and managed futures accounts. These institutions benefit from the combination of a solid financial base from which to clear a wide range of products, supported by a low latency, robust execution trading infrastructure through our specialist teams which include; US equities, Category 1 LME metals, Global energy, 24-hour foreign exchange access, a specialist freight team along with a global futures and options team which offers access to over 40 futures and options markets.

Our dedicated middle-office teams and user-friendly IT infrastructure allow for seamless and efficient trading across multiple accounts.

HEDGE FUNDS

We offer award-winning multi asset-class execution and clearing services to a large number of developing and mature hedge funds. Our position as one of the world’s leading provider of brokerage services to hedge funds means that these institutions benefit from the combination of a solid financial base from which to clear, as well as a wide range of products, supported by a low latency execution trading IT infrastructure. We offer hedge fund clients a wide range of platforms we are integrated to and a choice of low latency FIX connections within a state-of-the-art trading IT infrastructure.

COMMERCIAL

In addition to being a clearing member of many large futures exchanges, many of our clients benefit from using our specialist products desk. Being an exchange member and offering access to markets is simply not enough for sophisticated clients. Our best-in-class service goes even further. We provide our clients with access to our specialist expertise, market colour and access to deeper pools of liquidity through the Inter Broker Dealer market.

Our Specialist desks include.

LME desk supports

AGS desk supports

US and Dubai Cash Bonds desks

US Equities

Energy desk

Freight Futures

PROFESSIONAL TRADING GROUPS

Our Futures clearing division has built a solid reputation in supporting professional traders and professional trading groups. Our global clearing memberships, combined with our “follow the sun” 24-hour platform and trading desk support give our customers the confidence and security to know that they are being supported seamlessly wherever they are located.

We support an extensive range of professional front ends across the multiple products hosted within a low-latency network. We provide the latest back and middle office software. We understand the need to be able to respond to technical requests as a matter of urgency.

Our firm offers the global coverage and economies of scale to support these business models. Innovation and understanding combined with an efficient clearing and execution service is the foundation for this business.