R.J. O'Brien & Associates is the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. A futures commission merchant (FCM), RJO is a full clearing member of: the CME Group (founding member of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange) and all its markets; IntercontinentalExchange (ICE); NYSE Liffe U.S.; and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE).
RJO offers the latest in order entry technology coupled with 24-hour execution and clearing on every futures exchange worldwide. Clearing more than 100,000 client accounts, the firm provides a full range of services to the industry's largest global network of introducing brokers (IBs) and to commercial, institutional, international and individuals clients. These include more than 400 IBs and many of the world's largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions. We do not engage in proprietary trading; all of our business focuses on our valued clients.
Our Place in the Industry
Founded in 1914, RJO is one of the last 'boutique' futures firms in the industry. It is a privately held business majority owned by the O'Brien family of Chicago. The O'Briens have been instrumental in the development of the futures industry and remain committed to the continued growth of the company and our leadership within the industry.
With client assets of approximately $3.6 billion, RJO is a well-diversified, fully integrated FCM. The firm regularly captures top-tier market share in both agricultural and financial futures products at both the CME and CBOT.
R.J. O'Brien provides our clients with value-added trade information, efficient execution, accurate and prompt reporting, resourceful compliance support, and comprehensive risk management to assure the safety of our clients' assets, as well as the capital base of the firm.
Through bull and bear markets, political instability, economic triumphs and hardships, the longevity of R.J.O'Brien is a testament to the focus we place on our customers. We must continuously adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our valued clients. We are a leader in developing new technologies and forging strategies that help our clients succeed. This is why countless users of the futures markets rely on R.J.O'Brien as a partner in building their business.
R.J.O'Brien is committed to people, ideas, vision and leadership. We continue our journey with great enthusiasm for the bright future that lies ahead.