You can download the forms you need to open an RJO Futures account from the list below. In the first section, select the type of account you will be opening – Individual, Joint, Corporate, LLC, Trust or Partnership. Each download will include the appropriate basic account package. The second section includes any additional forms you may need for your account; for example, related account forms or managed account agreement.
After you have downloaded the forms, please print and fill them out completely, including the Customer Acknowledgement and Warranty New Account Agreement Disclaimer. Then, return them to RJO Futures along with the name of your RJO Futures representative. If you do not currently have a representative, please contact RJO Futures at (800) 441-1616 before submitting your forms.
Our mailing address is:
222 South Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606
Remember to include a copy of your driver’s license, state identification or current passport (U.S. citizens) or other official government-issued identification (non-U.S. citizens).
To start trading you need to fund your account. Click on Funding Options for more details.
If you have any questions about the application process, please contact your RJO Futures representative at (800) 441-1616 or (312) 373-5478. Your representative will guide you through the process to ensure that all the necessary forms are included.
The forms are in Adobe pdf format which provides an efficient secure method of documentation. You can open the forms in Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free product distributed by Adobe Systems.
If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader version 5.0 or above, download it here free .
STEP 1 ACCOUNT PACKAGES
Select the type of account you are opening and download the appropriate account package.
Account Opening Booklet for Persons
Account Opening Booklet for Entities
STEP 2 ADDITIONAL ACCOUNT FORMS
Some accounts may need additional forms. Select the appropriate form(s) from the list below. Contact your RJO Futures representative if you are not sure if you need any of these forms.
Account Transfer Form
Managed Accounts (Power of Attorney)
Exempt Commodity Trading Advisor Forms
Power of Attorney Revocation
Security Agreement and Assignment of Account
RJO Hedge Representation Letter
“Doing Business As” (DBA) Letter
Document Delivery Form (Previously called Statement Notification/Delivery)
Related Account Authorization Form
Customer Address Change Form
LME Disclosure Form
Intent to Trade Certain Exchanges
End User License Agreement (November 2017 version)
IRS Substitute W-9
Agreement for Direct ACH Debits and Credits
Beneficial Owner Form
Print the forms and fill them out completely. Return them to the attention of your RJO Futures representative. If you do not currently have a representative, please contact RJO Futures at (800) 441-1616 before submitting your forms.
STEP 4 FUNDING YOUR ACCOUNT
You can start trading your RJO Futures account only when cleared funds are made payable to R.J. O’Brien. You can fund your account in one of these ways.
- Wire Transfers – Please use the following R.J. O’Brien bank information. R.J. O’Brien Bank:United States Dollar
BMO Harris Bank, Chicago, IL
R.J. O’Brien & Associates, LLC – Customer Segregated Account
ABA/Routing #: 071-000-288
Account #: 367-171-6
***Please contact your broker for instructions on wiring other currencies.
- Funding by check is currently unavailable: Due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we are unable to accept physical checks. Please see above for funding your account. A certified check or cashier’s check needs to include the name of the remitter and made payable to R.J. O’Brien. If the cashier or certified check does not reflect the remitter a copy of the receipt showing the remitter will be required. A certified check or cashier’s check will allow you to begin trading immediately. A personal check, money market check or savings & loan check may require clearance before you can trade from a new account. Cash currencies cannot be accepted. In addition, all funds coming into the account must match the name on the account.
- If you are TRANSFERRING your account from another firm, please fill out the form in the back of your application, return it to R.J. O’Brien with all required documents and we will transfer positions and funds accordingly.
SPECIAL DISCLAIMER FOR APPLICANTS:
This document is not an offer of solicitation for the purchase or sale of any Commodity. Before trading one should be aware that with potential profits there is also potential for losses that may be very large. Futures investing involves risk and is not suitable for everyone. Those acting on this information are responsible for their own actions.
ATTENTION NON-U.S. RESIDENTS:
The services provided by RJO Futures or R.J. O’Brien & Associates (“RJO”) may not be available in all jurisdictions. It is possible that the country in which you are a resident prohibits us from opening and maintaining an account for you. If in doubt, please contact an RJO Futures account representative.