Futures

 

Macquarie has been providing global futures services to corporate, institutional and government clients for over 30 years.

In the United States, Macquarie Futures LLC (Macquarie Futures) operates from New York and Chicago and executes and clears futures contracts on major futures exchanges. Macquarie Futures is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and is a member of the National Futures Association (Member ID: 0366355).

Macquarie Futures is a specialist global futures broker with operations across the world. We have been an active participant in the futures markets since 1979 with a client base consisting of many leading fund managers, government and public enterprises, and large institutions.

We operate from eight offices in five countries and provide dedicated global market coverage via phone broking services or electronic trading platforms. Executed trades are fully integrated into our clearing platform, providing real-time clearing visibility and data for ease of allocation and verification of trade for our clients.

Macquarie has experienced significant growth and expansion in its futures business over the past decade, taking it from an Australian based specialist to a global futures operation. Our strong balance sheet, effective risk management and diversification of business continue to provide opportunities for further development.

Clearing

Our systems and value added services provide a significant area of differentiation

Our clients benefit from our reputation for innovation, client focus and bespoke clearing solutions. Macquarie currently provides clearing services to a diverse range of clients, including institutions, corporations, asset managers, producers, CTAs and investment banks around the world, and holds in excess of $US3 billion in futures client funds. Client support for clearing operations provides 24-hour coverage with teams based in Chicago, Sydney and London.

Macquarie has developed its own futures clearing system which allows us to cater to client requirements including:

  • Margin and FX Management – Macquarie Futures can implement full cash and margin management for clients, providing foreign exchange risk and threshold management. Both services help our clients reduce the costs and risks associated with meeting margin requirements when holding futures positions.
  • RealClear – Macquarie Futures has developed an online system which provides clients with real-time access to trades for allocation, margin, reporting and query purposes.

Execution

Global access, local service

Macquarie offers clients 24-hour access to futures markets and operates brokerage desks in the key financial centers of New York, Chicago, London, Hong Kong and Sydney. Through the integration of highly experienced brokers, coupled with leading technology, Macquarie Futures delivers its clients excellence in pre-trade, point of trade and post trade execution in listed derivatives across global markets.

Whether executing trades electronically via a Direct Market Access (DMA) platform, or via phone orders, our experienced traders offer support for your business.

Macquarie Futures supports FIX connectivity and subscribes to multiple FIX vendor services.