Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs)

Filing and Reporting

  • Futures commission merchants (FCMs) must file monthly unaudited financial reports (Form 1-FR-FCM) with the Commission and their designated self-regulatory organizations.
  • Non-guaranteed introducing brokers (IBs) must file semiannual unaudited financial reports (Forms 1-FR-IB) with the National Futures Association.
  • FCMs and non-guaranteed IBs must also file certified annual financial reports. These reports include financial statements and CFTC-specific schedules, and also must include an independent auditor’s opinion that covers the statements and schedules.
  • The Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight publishes guidance for preparing and filing FCM financial reports in the 1-FR-FCM Instructions Manual and in an annual letter sent to FCMs.

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