Research Links

Futures: Commodities & Futures Associations

  • Alternative Investment Management Association - AIMA Trade association promoting the understanding and use of alternative techniques in fund management, such as managed futures, hedge funds, currency management.

  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission - CFTC Created by Congress in 1974 as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate commodity futures and option markets in the United States. The agency protects market participants against manipulation, abusive trade practices and fraud.

  • Corn Refiners Organization National trade association representing the corn refining industry of the United States.

  • Cotton on the Net The world wide web site for the cotton community. The location for cotton news and information. The place to find the companies and organisations that make up the market.

  • Futures Industry Association - FIA The only association representative of all organizations that have an interest in the futures market. FIA has more than 200 corporate members reaching thousands of industry participants.

  • The Hemp Industry Association At the forefront of the drive for fair and equal treatment of Hemp and the instigation of a level playing field on which to compete with other natural resources and synthetics. The HIA seeks changes in government policies to encourage global production of Hemp as a raw material for industry.

  • Idaho Grain Producers Association Serving the grain producers of Idaho by representing their production interests at the county, state and federal levels. Large selection of updated statistics and news releases.

  • International Finance & Commodities Institute - IFCI A non-profit foundation that was created in 1984 on the initiative of the Swiss Commodities Futures & Options Association, with the objective of promoting global understanding of commodity trading as well as financial futures and options.

  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association - ISDA The leading global trade association representing participants in the privately negotiated derivatives industry, a business which includes interest rate, currency, commodity and equity swaps, as well as related products such as caps, collars, floors and swaptions.

  • Liverpool Cotton Association An internationally supported, non-profit making, non-trading organisation exclusively concerned with raw cotton affairs.

  • National Association of Wheat Growers Developing and implement programs and initiatives which will assure the fulfillment of the Foundation's purpose to improve the economic and nutritional well-being of the people of the United States and the world through the production, marketing and consumption of U.S. wheat.

  • National Corn Growers Association Nearly 30,000 corn growers from 48 states belong to the NCGA. A total of 25 state corn grower associations and 19 state corn boards, councils, and commissions are affiliated with the NCGA making it the voice for growers of America’s top crop.

  • National Futures Association - NFA Responsible for protecting the rights of investors in the futures markets. To this end, we seek to ensure that the firms and individuals who trade futures with the public are Members of NFA and that they adhere to the highest standards of professional and financial responsibility.

  • National Introducing Brokers Association National organizations for futures professionals. 1st year membership is free for newly registered Introducing Brokers.

  • Plains Cotton Cooperative Association A farmer owned cotton marketing cooperative headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, and is one of the largest handlers of U.S. cotton, marketing 2.5 million to 3.0 million bales annually.

  • Supima Association of America Promotes the increased consumption of US Pima Cotton around the world and is involved in quality assurance and research programs.

  • Swiss Commodities, Futures, and Options Association - SCFOA Founded in 1979 as a non-profit professional association for the purpose of promoting derivative financial instruments, particularly standard futures and options contracts on financial instruments and commodities, to the widest possible audience, and to serve the interests of its members.

  • Unicontrol Commodity B.V. A company which on a daily basis defends the interests of clients operating in the worldwide trade of coffee and cocoa.