Futures Accounts: Customers continued to hold a very large amount of funds in futures accounts at US FCMs in April. The total amount reached $365.5 billion in April, down slightly from the record of $370 billion set in March 2022 but up 22% from a year ago and well above any other month in this data series. The number of FCMs holding customer funds in futures accounts was recorded at 47 in April, down from 51 a year ago and down from 54 five years ago.
Swaps Accounts: Customer funds held in cleared swaps accounts at US FCMs reached $146.8 billion in the month of April. April’s level was up 1.1% from the previous month and up 1.9% from April 2021. The number of FCMs holding customer funds in cleared swaps accounts was recorded at 13 in April, down from 15 a year ago, with the withdrawal of Mizuho Securities and Macquarie Futures USA.
Access the FIA FCM TrackerTM to view interactive visualizations covering monthly data reported to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on customer funds held at US futures commission merchants.