Categories of Futures/options Firms

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The firms listed in Futures' 2005 SourceBook are broken into four groups--brokers/advisors, information suppliers, electronic/computer services and professional services. Some categories are defined by the NFA or CFTC; some are self-explanatory. In other cases, firms placed themselves or were placed into categories that best fit. Firms were limited to a few main categories, so some may fit in more than are indicated here.

The companies in bold face type have enhanced listings or advertisements in this issue. See the ad index (page 3) for display ad page numbers.

For complete addresses, phone numbers or key people for the firms, see the alphabetical listing of all firms beginning on page 20. Non-U.S. firms follow the U.S. listings.

BROKERS/ADVISORS

Futures commission merchants (FCM)

Solicits or accepts orders to buy or sell futures or options and accepts money or other assets from clients in connection with such orders. Must be registered with the CFTC or NFA. As of Nov. 30, 2004, the NFA had 191 FCMs registered.

ABN Amro Inc.

Absolute Futures Commodity Brokerage

Ace Koeki Co. Ltd.

ADM Investor Services Inc.

ADM Investor Services International Ltd.

Advanced Futures: A Division of Goldenberg, Hehmeyer and Co.

Aether Systems Inc.

AG Edwards & Sons Inc.

Alaron.com

Alaron FX

Alaron Trading Corp.

American National Trading Corp.

ANCO Discount Futures

ATIS International Inc.

Banc Of America Futures Inc.

Banc One Capital Management LLC

Bansei PCF Co. Ltd.

Barclays Capital Inc.

Bear Steams Securities Corp

Benson-Quinn Commodities Inc.

BNP Paribas Brokerage Services Inc

BNP Paribas Commodity Futures Inc.

Calyon Financial

Capital Market Services (CMS)

Cargill Investor Services Inc.

ChicagoEFutures.com

Citigroup

CMC Group

Coes FX Clearing Inc.

Commerz Futures Corp.

Country Hedging Inc.

Credit Suisse First Boston

Crossland LLC

Custom Brokerage & Services (A division of Refco LLC)

Daiichi Commodities Co. Ltd.

Daiwa Futures Co. Ltd.

Daiwa Securities America Inc.

Deutsche Bank Futures Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc

Dorman Trading LLC

Dunavant Commodity Corp.

Eagle Market Makers Inc.

efutures.com

eSignal

EZ-FX Trader

Farr Financial Inc.

FC Stone Futures Direct

FCStone Group Inc.

FCT Group LLC

F & E Group (A division of Refco)

Fimat USA Inc.

Finacor Vendome Inc.

First Capitol Group

FlashFutures.com

Forex Capital Markets

FOREX.com

Fortis Clearing Chicago LLC

Fox Investments (A Division of Man Financial Inc.)

Frontier Futures Inc.

FundNet Securities Co. Ltd.

Futures Express

FuturesOnline.com

FX Solutions LLC

Global Forex Trading

Goldenberg Hehmeyer & Co

Goldman Sachs & Co

Greenwich Capital Markets Inc.

Hagerty Grain Co. Inc.

Hotspot FX Inc.

HSBC Futures

HSBC Securities USA Inc.

Hughes Investment Group

IBGROUP LLC

Instant Futures

Integrated Brokerage Services Inc.

Interactive Brokers LLC

Iowa Grain Co.

ISB Clearing Corp.

Johans Grains International

JPMorgan

Klein & Co. Futures Inc.

Ladenburg Thalmann & Co. Inc.

Lakes Trading Group Inc.

Lehman Brothers Inc.

LFG Asset Management Inc.

Lind Asian Trade Center

Lind Institutional

Lind Managed Futures

Lind Plus

Lind-Waldock (A Division of Refco, LLC)

Man Financial Inc. …