Clearing Firm  

Commodity Services, Inc. clears its commodity business through R. J. O'Brien (RJO).

RJO is the largest independent futures brokerage in the United States. A privately owned futures commission merchant, RJO is also one of the oldest futures brokerage firms, dating back to 1914. RJO is a full clearing member of: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (founding member of CME); Intercontinental Exchange (ICE); NYSE Liffe; and the Chicago Climate Exchange. RJO services a global network of more than 297 introducing brokers and some of the world's largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions.

RJO offers the latest in order entry technology coupled with 24-hour execution and clearing on every futures exchange worldwide. RJO services a nationwide network of Introducing Broker (IB) offices, as well as some of the world's largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions. Our Place in the Marketplace RJO is one of the last "boutique" futures firms in the industry. It is a privately held business owned by the O'Brien family of Chicago, Spectrum Equity Investors (Spectrum), and Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV). For many years, the O'Brien's have been instrumental in the development of the futures industry and both Spectrum and TCV are committed to the continued growth of the company.

With client assets of approximately $2.0 billion, RJO is a well-diversified, fully integrated FCM. Our revenue base is approximately $300 million annually while our net capital base is approximately $100 million. RJO's diversified client base allows us to regularly capture top tier market share in both agricultural and financial futures products at both the CME and CBOT.

Our Mission


RJ.O'Brien is committed to a client service-risk management-profit philosophy. We provide our clients with value-added trade information, efficient execution, accurate and prompt reporting, resourceful compliance support, and acute risk management to assure the safety of our customers' assets, as well as the capital base of the firm.

Our Dedication


Through bull and bear markets, political instability, economic triumphs, and hardships, the longevity of R.J.O'Brien is a testament to the focus we place on our customers. We must continuously adapt and respond to the ever-changing needs of our valued clients. As new technologies develop, we will respond. As new strategies are forged in the marketplace, we will adapt. This is why countless users of the futures markets rely on R.J.O'Brien as a partner in building their business.

R.J.O'Brien is committed to people, ideas, vision, and leadership. We continue our journey with great enthusiasm for the bright future that lies ahead.