The International Commodities and Derivatives Association is a non-profit association founded nearly 40 years ago, serving member banks, exchanges, CCPs, traders and FCMs as well as individuals employed within the global commodities and derivatives industry.

Our focus is on new products, new platforms, emerging markets and innovation affecting the future of markets worldwide. We organise international conferences, networking events for our members, training programmes and industry consultations. In recent years the Association has been through a metamorphosis. Quite apart from our rebranding, since 2014 we have reformed our articles of association, streamlined our membership, rebuilt our website and relaunched the Bürgenstock meeting. We have run new events for the commodities trading community and organised events outside Switzerland…

Our members include major firms including Credit Suisse, ICE, SIX, Société Générale CIB, Goldman Sachs, PwC, Cinnober, TAIFEX and others (see members section). New members recently joining include Covington and Burling, Nepal Bullion Exchange, Integral Petroleum, India INX Exchange, Fidessa, Sapient, Allegro Development Corporation and St Petersburg Mercantile Exchange. Why not join the Association? You can find more information here

In November 2017 we launched our new quarterly newsletter, ICDA Insider (‘InCiDA’). The newsletter covers Association news and market developments. We invite contributions from our members and we welcome technical articles covering developments in the global marketplace, especially in relation to new markets and new product development.

You can access the first (November 2017) newsletter here
You can access the second (February 2018) newsletter here

Our annual meeting, Burgenstock, will take place on 17/18/19 September 2018 at the famous resort overlooking Lake Lucerne. For more information, click here


Join ICDA, Gafta and STSA on June 28 in Geneva for a special seminar exploring the practical applications of Blockchain and distributed ledger technology in global commodity markets, including agriculture and energy. Gold sponsor: Watson Farley and Williams. For more information, click here



Our training course ‘Analysing non-performance risk in structured commodity trade finance’ is in its 18th year and next takes place on 2-3 May 2018 (the January 2018 course is full). The course is led by John MacNamara (Deutsche Bank). You can find more information here


11 April 2018: ICDA is pleased to welcome leading City of London law firm Watson Farley and Williams as a member of the Association

08 January 2018: Our first training course of 2018 ‘Analysing Non-Performance Risk in Structured Commodity Trade Finance’, led by John MacNamara of Deutsche Bank has sold out. As a result we will run it again on 2-3 May 2018 in London

02 January 2018: ICDA welcomes Mr Cyrus Siassi, Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Attorney at Law, admitted to the Geneva Bar, as a member of the Association

22 November 2017:  ICDA launches its new quarterly newsletter, ‘InCiDA’. More..

03 July 2017:  ICDA is pleased to welcome India INX as a member of the Association

29 March 2017: ICDA is pleased to welcome Nepal Bullion Exchange as a member of the Association

06 March 2017: The association is sad to learn of the passing of former CME president and CEO, Clayton Yeutter, at the age of 86. Clayton has been an important part of the association and he will be missed by his many friends and former colleagues.

17 February 2017: ICDA is delighted to welcome Covington & Burling LLP as members of the Association

17 November 2016: ICDA announces signing of MOU with China Futures Association. See here for more information

International Commodities and Derivatives Association, 105 route des Jeunes, CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland. Full contact details here