About ACI

Leading Global Association of Wholesale Financial Markets Participants

ACI is an international non-profit, non-political association of wholesale financial market professionals. Members of ACI FMA are in a large part engaged in professional trading, broking, operations, regulatory and compliance activities in foreign exchange, money fixed income and derivatives markets. ACI was founded in Paris in 1955 as Association Cambiste Internationale and has a proud and illustrious history of involvement in helping its membership through various phases of market evolution. ACI currently counts some 12,000 international members from more than 60 countries, with growing interest globally.

Our Vision

With our special focus on ethical conduct, education and global resolution through the network, our vision is to be recognised as the Financial Markets Association of choice for regulated individual wholesale market participants. Our members are engaged with financial instruments or in various activities conducted within their institution’s dealing/trading business or in a directly related markets area. The ACI has a long history with deep commitment and strength from its core membership, and must retain its raison d’être while enhancing its financial viability as a not-for-profit organisation. The ACI FMA is has never been more relevant as it expands its membership, utility to the FX and broader financial markets community, and engages with strategic issues of the day. Our globally recognised leadership on ethical conduct and best practise via or proprietary ELAC Portal, and education, supports our opportunities to connect to the industry in a non-partisan way.

Our Statutes

“ACI’s Internal rules and guidelines “Statutes” - approved and ratified at 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.

ACI Facts

  • Since: 1955
  • Chairman of the Management Board: Bruno Langfritz
  • Managing Director: Brigid Taylor
  • International Members: 13.000 and growing
  • National Associations: 64
  • Education programmes under the guidance of Board of Education, include the Dealing Certificate, the Operations Certificate, the ACI Model Code Certificate and the ACI Diploma. Further courses and content are being developed.
  • Industry best practice work on ethical conduct is governed by Committee for Professionalism.