We've put together answers to the questions we are most frequently asked. Our team is always happy to discuss these and any other questions you may have.

What types of customer does XFA work with?
  • Hedge Funds
  • Asset Managers
  • Insurance Companies
  • Banks
  • Inter-Dealer Brokers
  • Prop Trading Firms
  • Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs)
  • Family Offices
  • Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs)
  • Market Makers
What’s the process for establishing an account with XFA?
  • Futures – A signed and executed Give Up Agreement
  • Options – A signed and executed Commission Agreement

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Does XFA operate a Global Trading Hours Desk?

Yes – XFA operates a global trading hours desk that’s open 24/5 during European and Asian trading hours.

Read more about our Global Hours Trading desk

How is trading with XFA different than using an Inter-Dealer Broker (IDB)?

XFA provides the identical service of an IBD with a advantage of maintaining memberships of multiple exchanges.

Not only will XFA source liquidity from Banks and ‘upstairs’ liquidity providers, but our floor presence allows us to represent bustomers’ orders directly within the trading pit providing the largest overall access to best price and ease of execution.

Does XFA provide customer anonymity?

XFA maintains a clearing membership with the Options Clearing Corp (OCC).

This membership provides XFA the immediate ability to clear customers option trades directly to their Prime Broker – creating full anonymity.