About ACI

ACI - Influencing Industry Behaviour, Supporting Market Practice

ACI Financial Markets Association (ACI) is a leading global trade association representing the interests of the professional financial markets community. Established in 1955, ACI is focused on enhancing best market practice and supporting market participants to adhere to principles of ethical conduct. 

The ACI Model Code was acknowledged as the first industry-wide Code of Conduct for OTC/FX and related markets having been built on the original ACI Codes of Conduct from the 1970s. Updated subsequently to embrace the broader OTC community - and expanded from the dealing floor through to back office operations - the ACI Model Code strongly influenced many national Codes of Conduct and was retired in 2017 with the publication of the FX Global Code, the composition of which ACI participated in, along with various other Code of Conduct initiatives. 

As a condition of membership, all ACI members are required to accept the principles of behaviour and market practice contained in the FX Global Code and other market-applicable Codes of Conduct. ACI will be replacing the previous ACI Codes (including the Model Code) with Further Guidance and Recommended Best Practice advice in 2018.

ACI’s suite of education, certification and attestation products and services, its committees and industry working groups and its global network of National Associations provide a comprehensive framework for education, support and advice for individuals and organisations operating in today’s financial markets.

Our Statutes

ACI’s Internal rules and guidelines “Statutes” - approved and ratified at the ACI Council Meeting on March 14th 2013 – put forward the common features and sets of rules agreed with regards to its purpose and principles, membership, National Associations, Management Board, Governing Laws and Jurisdiction.” At the ACI Council Meeting on April 28th 2016, Council voted to review the Statutes. A revision will follow shortly, reflecting changes arising from the new Global Code of Conduct published in May 2017 and other related Codes.

ACI Facts

  • Established: 1955
  • Chairman of the Management Board:
    Bruno Langfritz
  • International Members: 9,000
  • National Associations: 63
  • Education programmes under the guidance of Board of Education, include the ACI FX Global Code Certificate, Dealing Certificate, Operations Certificate and ACI Diploma.
  • Industry best practice work on ethical conduct is governed by the ACI Committee for Professionalism.