The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (formerly SFOA) is a non-profit association founded nearly 40 years ago, serving member banks, exchanges and FCMs as well as individuals employed within the global commodities and derivatives industry.

Our focus is on new products, new platforms, emerging markets and innovation affecting the future of markets worldwide. We organise international conferences, networking events for our members, training programmes and industry consultations.


Our members include major firms including BNP Paribas, KPMG, Credit Suisse, Dubai Gold and Commodities Centre, Pictet, NASDAQ, ICE, SIX, Société Générale CIB, Banque Edmond de Rothschild, Goldman Sachs, Timber Hill, PwC, Cinnober, TAIFEX and others (see members section). New members recently joining include Fidessa and Allegro Development Corporation. Why not join the Association? You can find more information here

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Contact us for more information: ICDA, Rue de Chantepoulet 1-3, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland. Tel +41 860 2103.

Breaking News: 6 June 2016: ICDA member Fidessa group plc announce that they have signed a contract to produce cross-asset execution services to ABN AMRO Clearing…more

Upcoming events...


ICDA Cyber Risk Conference, London, July 20, 2016, kindly hosted by Holman Fenwick Willan
Cyber risk poses the greatest threat to orderly markets and clients. How do banks, exchanges, CCPs, traders, intermediaries and regulators meet the challenges on multiple fronts?

Cyber risk is overtaking all other forms of risk in the financial sector. It poses the greatest threat to orderly markets and represents a massive challenge for commodities and financial derivatives. Constantly evolving across the entire financial ecosystem, challenges faced by banks, exchanges, CCPs, traders, intermediaries and regulators will have to be met on multiple fronts. This ICDA conference follows a theme of huge interest and explores every aspect of the cyber risk threat to global industry players. Whatever your role in the business, you need to be aware of the risks posed, the likely responses both in terms of the way your business is managed as well as, crucially, the regulatory imperatives which will follow for the protection of all market players. As usual, we are focusing on business and management issues affecting members and followers of our Association. 

Upcoming events...


ICDA Bürgenstock International Forum, Geneva, November 14-16, 2016, Hotel President Wilson, Geneva
The International Commodities and Derivatives Association (‘ICDA’) will once again host its international forum for commodities, derivatives and emerging markets in Geneva this November.

Now in its fourth decade, this Bürgenstock International Forum continues our tradition of attracting high-level speakers from across the globe for high-level debate and discussion. This year marks the 37th year for the Bürgenstock Meeting and we continue to adapt to face the reality of new markets, new opportunities.

Swiss Commodities Exchange Bourse (SCX)
ICDA is supporting the Swiss Commodities Exchange being held in Geneva on 14th September 2016…

The first SCX commodities bourse for Switzerland, supported by the Paris Agro Bourse, the Dutch Bourse, STSA and GAFTA was held on  22nd March 2016. The commodities-focused event was a networking meeting, with a grains panel and a fun cocktail. The next SCX will again be held in Geneva on 14th September 2016. ICDA will once again be exhibiting at the event.