Atlas Ratings provides a monthly rating of all U.S. registered futures brokers (FCMs). The need to constantly monitor FCMs results from the collapse of Refco and MF Global, which proved the vulnerability of client segregated funds. Futures traders have no equivalent to the SIPC insurance enjoyed by equity traders. Instead, futures traders must evaluate the stability and financial health of their brokerage company.
Atlas Ratings provides this in-depth look into the financial stability and business practices of every FCM registered in the United States. In addition to tracking various internal components to these companies, we combine the criteria and rank each FCM’s health in relation to its peers. In an industry which only offers segregated accounts, without federal insurance, traders must keep abreast of any material changes within their FCM.