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Call us at 800.311.1145, or email to have our Investor Relations Manager walk you through the Account Opening Process, and answer any questions you may have.

You can tell that Attain is a different type of brokerage experience from the onset, with a quick, efficient, and friendly account opening process. Our Investor Relations Manager assists investors every step of the way, getting the proper account forms to investors by Fed Ex, fax, or email; then working with them personally to insure their account is set up and funded properly.

Customer funds are held in segregated accounts at one of the Futures Commission Merchants (clearing firms) Attain Capital holds accounts with. Attain currently works with the following clearing firms:

  1. FC Stone: a Fortune 500 company specializing in providing clearing, execution, and other services to the producers, processors and end users of virtually every major traded commodity; commercial counter-parties; governmental, non-governmental and charitable organizations; institutional investors; brokers; professional traders; commercial banks; and major investment banks. They handle mostly high net worth individual investor accounts for Attain.

  2. Morgan Stanley: the well known Wall St. firm which has a 'listed derivatives group' and is a registered FCM in addition to their more traditional brokerage and advisory businesses. They handle mostly institutional accounts such as fund of funds, pension accounts, and so on for Attain.

  3. Rosenthal Collins Group: of largest independently owned clearers, established in 1923. They do not accept naked option selling accounts and handle a wide range of client types for Attain.

The clearing firm acts as an intermediary between the customer and the various futures exchange. The clearing firm owns the expensive exchange memberships allowing them to enter and exit futures trades on the customer's behalf, while Attain deals directly with the customer and uses the clearing firm to process customer trades and produce customer statements.

In addition to simple individual accounts, customers can open a wide variety of account types, including:

New accounts at Attain can be funded and held in any of the major world currencies. Euros, Japanese Yen, British Pounds, Canadian Dollars, Australian Dollars, and more.

For Trading System accounts, part of the Attain new account process is signing a letter of direction, which instructs Attain to follow a specific system - and only that system - on the client's behalf. The account is in the individual investor's name, and is a self-directed account by the investor, with no one authorized to execute any trades other than those signaled by the system. This protects the investor by insuring there are no weird Japanese Bond options or the like in the account - just the system trades and positions you expect.

Attain also opens several "sub" accounts - for as many different systems or CTAs as a client is trading. These sub accounts start at a balance of $0, but are linked to the investor's main account for margin positions. This allows investors to track positions, and more importantly - profit and loss - per system. One quick look at the "System A" account, for example, would show a client the exact profit or loss she has made trading that system.

Call us at 800.311.1145, or email to have our Investor Relations Manager walk you through the Account Opening Process, and answer any questions you may have.

Important Risk Disclosure

Forex trading, commodity trading, managed futures, and other alternative investments are complex and carry a risk of substantial losses. They are intended for sophisticated investors and are not suitable for everyone. The ability to withstand losses and to adhere to a particular program in spite of losses are material points which can adversely affect investor returns.