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The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (formerly SFOA) is a non-profit association founded nearly 40 years ago, serving member banks, exchanges 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.

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Our members include major firms including BNP Paribas, KPMG, Credit Suisse, Dubai Gold and Commodities Centre, Pictet, NASDAQ, ICE, SIX, Société Générale CIB, Banque Edmond de Rothschild, Goldman Sachs, Timber Hill, PwC, Cinnober, TAIFEX and others (see members section). New members recently joining include Fidessa and Allegro Development Corporation. Why not join the Association? You can find more information here

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Contact us for more information: ICDA, Rue de Chantepoulet 1-3, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Tel +41 860 2103.

Breaking News: 6 June 2016: ICDA member Fidessa group plc announce that they have signed a contract to produce cross-asset execution services to ABN AMRO Clearing…more

Welcome to our new interns Ben Bickers and Cameron Finlay-Cooper – we are looking forward to working with you both!!

Upcoming events...

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ICDA Engelberg Best Execution Conference, Engelberg, Switzerland,  September 30, 2016, sponsored by itarle
Approaches to best execution: defining practices to keep both the client and the regulator happy…

This conference is aimed at market professionals from the sell side, buy side, exchanges and related vendors. At this event we will be looking at ways of optimising execution costs, improving consistency and price performance, and increasing trader productivity. It will bring you up to date with industry challenges across both F&O and equities. Industry relevant topics such as what to record, where to store it and how to present it going forward will be covered in depth. We will be looking at innovative ways to enable portfolio optimisation and will help market professionals determine best execution practices so they will be able to cover future queries from both clients and regulators alike.

Upcoming events...

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ICDA Bürgenstock International Forum, Geneva, November 14-16, 2016, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (‘ICDA’) will once again host its international forum for commodities, derivatives and emerging markets in Geneva this November.

Now in its fourth decade, this Bürgenstock International Forum continues our tradition of attracting high-level speakers from across the globe for high-level debate and discussion. This year marks the 37th year for the Bürgenstock Meeting and we continue to adapt to face the reality of new markets, new opportunities.

Swiss Commodities Exchange Bourse (SCX)
ICDA is supporting the Swiss Commodities Exchange being held in Geneva on 14th September 2016…

The first SCX commodities bourse for Switzerland, supported by the Paris Agro Bourse, the Dutch Bourse, STSA and GAFTA was held on  22nd March 2016. The commodities-focused event was a networking meeting, with a grains panel and a fun cocktail. The next SCX will again be held in Geneva on 14th September 2016. ICDA will once again be exhibiting at the event.