Markets Clearing and Futures Execution

Global execution and clearing services

Wells Fargo delivers high-quality execution and clearing of futures and options and clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives to institutional customers globally. Wells Fargo provides:

  • 'High-touch' voice brokerage for futures and options
  • Direct market access for self-execution of futures and options
  • Customized clearing services
  • Single point of contact across cleared OTC and listed futures products

Clearing house access

Wells Fargo provides clearing services through global clearing houses and, by leveraging our operational and risk management expertise, Wells Fargo is able to deliver support for customers’ clearing activities. In addition, Wells Fargo provides collateral optimization solutions to help customers efficiently allocate collateral to meet their margin requirements.

Web-based customer portal

Derivatives Access, our web-based portal for credit, risk, and treasury management, provides a centralized hub for:

  • Accessing real-time trade activity
  • Querying, downloading, and receiving customized and consolidated reports and files, including:
    • Open positions data
    • Collateral holdings
    • Payments
    • Current and historical statements
    • Standard and customized reports
  • Reconciling trades and positions
  • Maintaining custom alerts
  • Confirming trades interactively
  • Viewing daily settlement details, statements, and historical data

Market access

Wells Fargo provides access to an extensive network of more than 45 futures exchanges worldwide covering futures contracts on a variety of products, including:

  • Food and agriculture
  • Metals
  • Energy
  • Equity index
  • Interest rates
  • FX

Voice brokerage

With institutional execution desks in Charlotte, Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London, Wells Fargo can execute futures contracts for customers from the global market open on Sunday through the global market close on Friday, provide direct access to trading floors, and specialize in multi-exchange, multi-asset class execution.

Electronic trading

Wells Fargo offers customers access to a number of industry-leading electronic execution front-end systems. In addition, Wells Fargo supports order routing via application programming interface and FIX connectivity.

Wells Fargo & Co.

  • Is one of the oldest, continuously operating financial institutions in the world
  • Rated "US Bank of the Year" in 2014
  • “Best Global Bank” in the 2013 Global Awards for Excellence
  • Wells Fargo & Co.’s supplementary leverage ratio is 8.1% (as of September 30, 2014)

What sets Wells Fargo apart?

  • Wells Fargo Securities, LLC (“WFS”) is rated AA- for long term and A-1+ for short term, with a stable outlook (issued on May 31, 2015) by Standard & Poor’s
  • Wells Fargo Securities International Limited (“WFSIL”) is rated AA-/F1+ by Fitch Ratings and rated AA-/A-1+ by S&P Rating Services
  • Execution sales team members average more than 20 years of experience
  • Clearing sales team is knowledgeable and focused on specific market segments, such as food and agriculture, energy, and financial services

Efficient technology and superior customer service

Wells Fargo helps customers manage exposure and gain operational efficiency through:

  • Trade lifecycle based reporting
  • Reconciliation capabilities
  • Customizable real-time market analytics (for some products)
  • Leveraging a single point of contact for cleared over-the-counter derivatives and listed futures products
  • Services tailored to meet customers’ needs