Virtually every major financial institution in the world—including banks, corporations and investment managers—entrusts R.J. O’Brien with executing or clearing their exchange-traded futures business. That vote of confidence comes from understanding the importance of our core service—providing non-conflicted, anonymous access to the marketplace coupled with unique market insights and trading strategies.

From our founding days in 1914, R.J. O’Brien has always operated as an agency-only model, providing execution and clearing services to our clients. We do not engage in proprietary trading, nor do we hedge against our clients’ positions. Our sole focus is on providing superior service to our clients, cutting-edge technology and best-in-class risk management systems and staff. At R.J. O’Brien, we believe that our success is dependent on your success.

Clearing & Executions Services Clients:

  • Institutions
  • Banks & Corporations
  • Proprietary Trading Firms
  • Professional Traders
  • Introducing Brokers
  • Commercial Hedgers
  • Asset Managers
  • CTAs

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Institutional Services

R.J. O’Brien executes and clears trades on every major futures exchange worldwide, and can facilitate a variety of futures, options, OTC or OTC-cleared product strategies. In addition, we provide customized front- and back-office facilities management solutions to both clearing and non-clearing FCMs.

Our institutional execution desk is staffed 24-hours per day throughout the trading week, with some of the most experienced staff in the futures industry. You can count on them to use their exchange-traded and OTC experience to deliver the best possible service for your trading needs, no matter how specialized it may be. To handle more straight-forward orders, you can also choose from a variety of leading electronic trading platforms that tie into our exchange order-routing systems.

Learn more about the voice brokerage, electronic execution, futures clearing and facilities management capabilities at R.J. O’Brien by contacting us or visiting the Services section of our site.

Proprietary Market Insights

To R.J. O’Brien, being a valuable partner to our clients means delivering insights and analysis about the markets that only experience and passion can provide. You can count on us to understand your business and bring new strategies and market analysis to the table. And, our primary market insights and commentary are delivered when and where you need it most—both online and mobile. Learn more.

Risk-Management Controls

R.J. O’Brien is proud of its unmatched history and reputation, particularly as it concerns the safety of our clients’ positions and funds. At the core of that success is our long-held business practice of using our capital strictly to support the trading activities of our clients. In addition, we take the time—just milliseconds—to complete a pre-trade risk review of every order (unless specifically exempted). Additionally, we monitor positions around the clock in an agile, dynamic way with both our advanced technology and experienced staff, who are empowered to make decisions and take action when market action dictates.