When we chose the "Clearing" firm for our Clientele's Futures business; Financial Soundness was our #1 priority. We wanted to make sure that our client's money was "safe" and they had easy access to it. In addition we wanted to make sure that our client's money was titled in their name in a "segregated" account. That is why we chose Straits Financial as our clearing firm. Straits makes available on a monthly basis an accounting of their funds to provide transparency on segregated funds.
The risk of loss in trading futures and/or options is substantial and each investor and/or trader must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance, whether actual or indicated by simulated historical tests of strategies, is not indicative of futures results.