Agricultural IB Services
Vision counts amongst our clients a number of agricultural IBs, and we understand how the day-to-day needs of agricultural clients differ from other clients. We have a range of offerings and services which we believe make Vision an ideal clearing firm for an agricultural IB.
Vision offers futures trading in all major markets, allowing producers opportunities to hedge their crops as well as engage in speculative trading across a variety of markets.
While, in our opinion, most FCMs seem to be cutting back on their floor presence, Vision is adding floor brokers to keep our IBs connected and aware of all market developments.
Vision offers exclusive research, including the Hightower Agricultural report and the Helms report. This research is updated daily and available to our IBs through the EnVision portal.
Vision recommends several CTAs who deal in grain or livestock strategies to help diversify the portfolios of an agricultural IBs clients. In some cases, we also offer exclusive minimum account size agreements with these CTAs, making it easier for clients to diversify. Click here to learn more about managed futures at Vision.
Visions marketing team has helped put together in-depth hedging seminars for our clients. We can assist our IBs in making a start-to-finish seminar plan that can help educate their community about the benefits of hedging for agricultural producers, in addition to the overall marketing and branding services that we provide. Click here to learn more about growing your brand through Vision.
Agricultural OTC Swaps
Due to standardized contract terms and liquidity being concentrated to within the first couple of crop years, hedging needs have become more individualized and harder to satisfy. Instead of utilizing the standard futures contract, some market participants have looked to specialized swap dealers in the over-the-counter (OTC) market. Cleared agricultural OTC products can provide market participants with new products to help them manage increasingly volatile basis risk, price exposure, and counterparty risk. As a CME Group clearing member which is set-up for ClearPort, Vision Financial Markets can support trading in these OTC products on behalf of our clients.
Not familiar with Agricultural OTC Swaps? Visit the CME Group Web site and learn more.
Vision has a client services team with years of experience servicing our agricultural IBs and their clients. They offer friendly, prompt and comprehensive help to any client who contacts them.
Since Vision's inception over 20 years ago, Vision has been a large proponent of managed futures. Now Vision is a CME Group Education Partner with a focus promoting managed futures.
Vision is unique amongst futures clearing firms in that we are interested in our IBs establishing their own brand and identity. Our marketing teams works with the IBs to establish a business identity that best fits their trading strategy and clientele.
Our arsenal of online trading platforms allow brokers and end clients to quickly place electronic trades and monitor the status of their accounts.
Vision offers an exclusive Web-based IB portal for brokers and customers.
Vision IBs receive discounted exam training for various licenses.
Vision Financial Markets clears for Guaranteed Introducing Brokers, Independent Introducing Brokers as well as Foreign Introducing Brokers.