More than 300 independent and guaranteed Introducing Brokers benefit from the superior technology, intelligent market insights, transparent middle-office tools, and personal service they find at R.J. O’Brien.

R.J. O’Brien, the largest independent broker in the futures industry, has its roots in the agricultural markets. We were one of the founding members of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 1919, and are the only original clearing member that still exists. See our Historical Timeline. That achievement speaks to our inherently conservative nature and extreme focus on financial stability.


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Business Success Tools for IBs

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.

Trading Technology

Place trades online in either of two proprietary platforms – RJO WebOE or RJO Mobile Trader – both of which are free to use. Or, choose from third-party platforms developed by other ISVs.

Comprehensive Account Monitoring

Log in to view accounts in real time. Check funds, positions, and margins on an individual or aggregated basis. Run a customized reconciliation report daily.

Market Intelligence

Tap into some of the most in-depth commodity market commentary and insights available, and get the information and trading ideas you need—all day, every day.

Our Market Insights provides high-quality fundamental, technical and weather resources to clients and IBs alike.


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Annual “Exchange of Ideas” Introducing
Broker Conference

R.J. O’Brien pioneered the concept of bringing together Introducing Brokers to share business ideas and get an updated perspective on the markets. Since 1996, we’ve sponsored a two-day conference for all of our IBs each year. We all learn a lot about the markets and each other, and we have a lot of fun while we’re together.

Quarterly Market Insights Discussions

On a quarterly basis, we offer a market outlook session that provides a macroeconomic overview of fundamental factors as well as technicals affecting market prices. These regional meetings and dinner are focused on R.J. O’Brien Introducing Brokers as well as their clients and prospects. On a monthly basis, all of our IBs are welcome to talk markets on a teleconference presentation and Q/A session with our Market Insights team.

Bi-Annual Broker Education Seminar

We believe it is important to bring bright, young talent into our industry. So, each May and November, R.J. O’Brien invites college juniors and seniors majoring in business or agriculture to a three-day seminar in Chicago, where they are introduced to the futures industry and the brokerage business. Attendees who successfully complete the program are provided with the names of our IBs who are looking to hire for internships or full-time positions.

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