INTL FCStone, Inc.
INTL FCStone, Inc. provides comprehensive risk management advisory services to mid-sized commercial customers. The company operates through five reportable business segments: Commodity and Risk Management Services, Foreign Exchange, Securities, Clearing and Execution Services and Other. The Commodity and Risk Management Services segment provides commodity risk management consulting services that are designed to develop a customized long term hedging program to help them mitigate their exposure to commodity price risk and maximize the amount and certainty of their operating profits. In addition, it provides a full range of trading and hedging capabilities to select producers, consumers, recyclers and investors in precious metals and certain base metals. The Foreign Exchange segment provides treasury, global payment and foreign exchange services to financial institutions, multi-national corporations, government organizations and charitable organizations, as well as assisting commercial customers with the execution of foreign exchange hedging strategies. It also provides spot foreign currency trading for a customer base of eligible contract participants and high net worth retail customers, as well as operating a proprietary foreign exchange desk, which arbitrages the futures and cash markets. The Securities segment acts as a wholesale market maker in select foreign securities, including unlisted ADRs and foreign ordinary shares. It also originates, structures and places a wide array of emerging market debt instruments in the international and domestic capital markets. These instruments include complex asset backed securities, unsecured bond and loan issues, negotiable notes and other trade-related debt instruments used in cross-border trade finance. The Clearing and Execution Services segment seeks to provide competitive and efficient clearing and execution of exchange-traded futures and options for the institutional and professional trader market segments. The Other segment consists of the company's asset management and commodity financing and facilitation business. The asset management business include fees, commissions and other revenues received by the company for management of third party assets and investment gains or losses on the company's investments in funds and proprietary accounts managed either by the company's investment managers or by independent investment managers. The company operates a commodity financing and facilitation business provides financing to commercial commodity-related companies against physical inventories, including grain, lumber, meats, energy products and renewable fuels. The company was founded by Diego J. Veitia in 1987and is headquartered in New York, NY.