Clearing Criteria Disclosure

R.J. O’Brien provides clearing services to various types of customers including corporations, agricultural firms and other hedgers, hedge funds and institutional asset managers and individuals.

In determining whether to offer clearing services to prospective customers, R.J. O’Brien considers objective criteria including, without limitation, the customer’s investment profile, financial health, legal character, industry reputation and the relevant legal and commercial terms and, where required, the customer’s status as an Eligible Contract Participant (as such term is defined in the Commodity Exchange Act).