To facilitate the efficient and values-based development and execution of individual price risk management plans, we have an association with Hurley and Associates of Charleston, Missouri. This unique individualized producer-oriented program brings our customers a wealth of knowledge and skill about how to address commodity price risks in a disciplined way. In addition, the Introducing Brokerage service provided by this program gives our staff and our customers access to market insights about the trading of futures and options normally available only to large firms.
To provide our customers with access to risk management products available from the commodity exchanges, our service includes the management of a commodity trading account cleared through INTL FCStone Financial Inc, a full-service multi-national Futures Commission Merchant. This relationship allows us to interact, on our customer's behalf, with a highly professional clearinghouse operation and world leader in commodity brokerage and trade information. A primary benefit to our service is that each customer trading account is managed with the individual's unique risk management profile in mind.