Advisory Services

INTL FCStone offers full service futures and options on futures as part of our Integrated Risk Management Program (IRMP®) and for self directed experienced futures and options traders through our Futures Direct Division.

The INTL FCStone IRMP® offers a unique customer-centric approach to commodity risk management by working with our customers to identify and quantify all commodity risk that they may have in their business. By constructing a strategic and systematic approach to manage that risk, we offer a comprehensive view to protecting and enhancing the net margin and bottom line of the business.

The INTL FCStone IRMP was created by and is managed by our consultants, who have in-depth expertise in the supply-and demand situation for specific commodities, access to our extensive proprietary database and detailed historical knowledge, and substantial experience in creating and using innovative risk-management tools. Selecting the best tools for the job – including exchange-traded futures and options, cash and forward-market contracts, and customized over-the-counter products – our consultants construct a risk-management program that is tailored to your company’s specific needs, and then work closely with you to execute it.

We are one of the largest U.S.- based commercial brokerage firms, working with commercial companies around the world that originate and or process corn, wheat, and soybeans, grow or process sugar, coffee, dairy, lumber, cotton, and energy products from crude oil or ethanol.

We provide commodity risk management, hedging and complete marketing services to traders, processors, manufacturers’ elevators and end-users.

The Commercial Grain Group also works with those customers that are further down the value-added chain. This includes processors, manufacturers, and end-users. These customers are on the demand side and can benefit from the same principles, research and strategies as those on the supply side.

Our financial tools work to control risk, use the market to limit the impact of volatility, capture and retain quality and specific-trait advantages, control input costs, protect inventory value, and enhance operational margins.

Futures Direct
For All The Ways You TradeTM

The Futures Direct team, as part of the FCM Divison of INTL FCStone Financial Inc., provides integrated execution and clearing services on global futures and options exchanges and foreign exchange for the experienced trader and commodity trading advisor with account sizes ranging from $50,000 to $10 million dollars. Futures Direct provides superior service, trader driven execution, customized pricing capability and infrastructure to access diverse marketplaces. Client Service is what sets us apart from our competitors.

Smart Thinking, Competitive Pricing, Innovation and Knowledgeable Advice are what we offer to clients through the following services:

  • Execution and Clearing on Global Futures Exchanges
  • Direct access to Exchange trading floors in Chicago, New York and Kansas City
  • 24-hour order execution desk
  • Client access to real-time account data through a customer-secure website
  • Multiple Internet based trading platforms
  • Forex Trading Solutions through multiple platforms for ECP-qualified customers
  • Widely regarded, Customized Research and Market Intelligence

Our Objective is simple: To provide the most up-to-date trading tools and resources necessary to achieve your financial goals. We leverage FCStone’s leadership and commitment to an uncompromising level of service backed by our experience and focus.

The trading of commodities and derivatives such as futures, options, and swaps involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for all investors. Advisory services as well as the trading of futures and options is available through various subsidiaries including but not limited to the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc.  Public Disclosures for the FCM Division of INTL FCStone Financial Inc. The trading of over-the-counter products or swaps is available through subsidiary INTL FCStone Markets, LLC to individuals or firms who qualify under CFTC rules as an eligible contract participant. Please click here for the full disclaimer

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