Risk Management

CQG’s risk management tools are the most sophisticated and cost-effective in the industry.

State-of-the-Art Margining

We provide the tools that allow you to manage risk on both an order and account basis. More importantly, we provide superior tools for managing account balances in real time. CQG’s risk engine is one of the most advanced in the industry. We maximize your protection by using exchange-published risk arrays in our calculations and by determining margin account requirements on the basis of overall portfolio risk (a SPAN®-like calculation*).

* SPAN® is a registered trademark of CME Group.

Flexible Group Accounts

CQG’s risk management system allows you to create master accounts with highly flexible subaccounts that share purchasing power, exposure, or both.

Robust Management of Omnibus Accounts

CQG makes it easy for you to efficiently and securely increase your business by offering non-disclosed account services (omnibus accounts) to non-clearing FCMs. CQG’s real-time risk engine can be applied to omnibus accounts with the same speed and effectiveness as to individual accounts. All of the standard risk parameters can be used to manage your omnibus accounts. In addition, your omnibus account client can manage all subaccounts using the same features of CQG’s risk management system.



Fast, real-time risk management.

Fast, Cost-Effective, and Real-Time

CQG’s risk management system is designed for speed. It is hosted on CQG’s servers and adds less than one millisecond to any trade while applying one of the most advanced risk engines. You receive all the cost-effective protection you want, and your traders receive all the speed they need. CQG’s risk management system includes the Customer Account Service Tool (CAST), an easy-to-use, browser-based tool for brokers and support personnel to manage accounts and set risk parameters.

Exclusive Route-Based Risk Control

CQG is one of the first in the industry to provide comprehensive, route-based risk management. CQG’s route-based solution allows you to establish order and position size control over exchange routes. With multiple routes per exchange, you can manage your exchange exposure. Using route-based risk management allows you to efficiently manage your exchange relationships on an exchange-by-exchange basis.

Risk Based on Working Orders

It is not enough to analyze risk based only upon open positions and the current state of the market. Working orders have the potential to increase risk and must be incorporated into your portfolio’s risk analysis. CQG’s risk management system makes sure you are never in a position where a customer’s working orders have added, unwanted risk.