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Seattle-based commodity futures trading firm working with investors and their advisors interested in diversifying your existing portfolio

  • Columbia Futures Group
    Columbia Futures Group, Inc., is an independent, Seattle-based commodity futures trading firm, founded in 1990. We work with investors and their advisors to diversify their investment strategies and help clients manage market risk. The futures markets offer investors, entrepreneurs and institutions alternative financial opportunities in both bear and bull markets. As futures professionals, our mission is to identify those opportunities that will help our clients achieve their objectives regardless of the economic climate. ​ Whether you are interested in diversifying your existing portfolio, creating a new one or simply learning about futures and options, Columbia Futures Group will provide you with experienced investment guidance. Peter Smith, President & CEO Columbia Futures Group was founded by Peter Smith, President, who has worked in the financial services industry since 1979. He has taught courses on futures at the University of Washington Extension College and holds a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Cornell University. His previous experience includes the structuring and management of hedging for a Fortune 500 company. He formerly served on a committee of National Futures Association and is the former secretary of the National Introducing Broker Association. Our Mission and Values Columbia Futures Group’s mission is to help investors and their financial advisors achieve their financial objectives through the highest quality futures trading service and expertise. Our values include: Integrity: We are dedicated to the highest standards of integrity, financial strength, objectivity and professional ethics. Excellence: Our purpose is to support our clients and to provide the benefit of our experience and resources at their request. Patience: Whether a client is a new or seasoned trader, we provide patient support and educational resources to help them achieve their objectives.
  • ADM Investor Services
    ADM Investor Services, Inc. (“ADMIS”) has been a leader in the futures brokerage industry for more than 50 years. We are a registered Futures Commission Merchant that provides comprehensive services to retail, commercial and institutional clients. Our work is supported through a network of Introducing Brokers, non-clearing FCMs, branch offices, subsidiaries and sister companies across the United States and around the globe. ADMIS provides swift and accurate trade execution, expert market research and exceptional customer service in our 24/7 marketplace. We are headquartered in the historic Chicago Board of Trade Building in Chicago, Illinois. ADMIS customers have access to global markets through our expansive trading operations, our array of electronic trading platforms, and our sister companies and established international clearing partners. We are clearing members of CME Group, Inc., ICE Futures US, ICE Futures Canada, ICE Futures Europe, Minneapolis Grain Exchange, OneChicago, Dubai Mercantile Exchange, CBOE Futures Exchange and the Nodal Exchange. ADM Investor Services International, our sister company based in London, is a member of NYSE Euronext LIFFE, NYSE Euronext Paris, London Metal Exchange, ICE Europe, CME Europe and the London Stock Exchange. ADMIS is also a Derivatives Trading & Advising Participant and a General Clearing Participant for the NZX Dairy Derivatives Market. Our own 24-Hour Trade Center provides client support for electronic trade execution on GLOBEX, ICE and EUREX trading platforms. ADMIS roots reach back to the 1930’s with the founding of Tabor Grain and Feed Company, an independently owned grain merchandising operation in Central Illinois. In 1956, the firm expanded to provide customers with investment banking and stock trading services. In 1966, the company changed its name to Tabor Commodities, became a clearing member of the Chicago Board of Trade, and began executing and clearing futures trades. In 1975, the Archer Daniels Midland Company of Decatur, Illinois acquired the firm and in 1985, we adopted the name we continue to use today. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM). For more than a century, the people of ADM have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, ADM is one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with more than 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes more than 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM connect's the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. ADM’s net sales for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, were $60.8 billion. ADM has been a member of CME Group since 1927. ADM’s Annual Report is available on our Financials page. For additional information about ADM and their products, visit
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