Our Global Futures group provides execution and clearing solutions for futures, cleared OTC IRS and options to financial institutions, corporations, hedge funds, asset managers and high net worth individuals. Our group has the capacity, technical capabilities and expertise to help clients succeed in today’s dynamic market.

Why Choose RBC Capital Markets?

  • A dedicated, well-integrated global team of client professionals
  • Range of futures and options execution capabilities, including: trading strategies, 24-hour coverage and electronic solutions
  • Backed by a leading international financial institution with a strong and stable balance sheet

We serve a wide array of clients, including:

  • Global asset managers
  • Corporate hedgers
  • Diversified financial institutions
  • Hedge funds
  • Systematic futures / commodity trading advisors
  • Base metals and commodity managers

Clearing Services


RBC Capital Markets is a full-service, cost-efficient and innovative provider of global clearing for futures and options.

Customized Solutions

  • Ability to customize reporting and client statements
  • Clients can access intra-day activity reports along with a range of post-trade and historical data
  • Customized API and FIX protocol messaging for exchange access and report reconciliations
  • RBC Clearing Direct: Online

Dedicated Client Service

  • A single point of contact for clearing services, cash management and operations
  • Client service professionals are located in Montréal, Toronto, Chicago, New York and London

Full-Service Global Clearing

  • Futures clearing on exchanges worldwide
  • Dedicated professionals providing personalized client service
  • Consolidated fee and brokerage payment, balancing, and reporting
  • Margin offset on select LME contracts (cross exchange offsets)
  • Integrated back office teams in Canada, the UK and US
  • Customized reporting to create, save and run statements
  • Complete Straight-Through-Processing (STP) with a single-currency margin statement
  • Monthly collateral balance reconciliation and daily position reconciliation
  • ICE OTC and Nymex Clearport clearing for OTC trading

Execution Capabilities


Our Global Futures team works closely with clients to evaluate their execution needs and provide the best possible solutions to achieve their business objectives.

Global Coverage

Our fully integrated, global futures execution platform offers:

  • 24–hour market coverage desks based in Canada, the UK and US
  • Pertinent and timely market flows and information
  • Direct floor access to the open outcry option markets via our London and Chicago sales desks
  • Local market specialists to enhance sales, execution and clearing services to clients
  • Base Metals capabilities in London and New York
  • Access to liquidity through our specialist OTC and Futures Base & Precious Metals brokerage team
  • Trading algorithms to facilitate order execution

Electronic Trading Systems

RBC’s electronic execution offering includes:

  • API and FIX format solutions for order routing and reconciliations
  • Match system strengths to clients’ trading needs
  • Inter-market spreading
  • Charting with click-to-trade functionality
  • Multiple market access trading platforms
  • Co-location of servers to provide low latency data and trading

Our vendor neutral position permits us to offer market-leading technology from the industry’s primary ISV’s:

  • Fastfill
  • CQG
  • Trading Technologies – X-Trader & X-Trader Pro
  • Bloomberg - TradeBook
  • Bloomberg -EMSX

Clearing & Execution Factsheet