The Complete Introducing Broker (IB) Handbook, 2021: Executive Summary

Get a sneak preview of the upcoming ninth edition of the IB Handbook by reading the executive summary ‒ highlighting some recent developments in the IB community ‒ today.


The Complete IB Handbook has guided the industry with exclusive insights for years. Set to be published this fall, the ninth edition of the Complete IB Handbook will be a full guide to doing business as an introducing broker ‒ sponsored by CME Group and written by Melinda Schramm, Founder and Chairman of the National Introducing Brokers Association (NIBA). The handbook compiles survey data from all National Futures Association (NFA) registered introducing brokers and provides an updated view of the IB community.

What to anticipate when the full handbook is released in September:

Find out what’s on the mind of registered introducing brokers

See the latest statistics about the IB community, including the full results of NIBA’s highly anticipated 2021 Introducing Broker Survey.

Stay in the know about issues affecting the community

Read more about the community’s response to global issues such as the COVID-19 pandemic and industry issues like the rise of the discount broker.

Learn about the business from a trusted source

Find out the answers to important questions on becoming an IB, choosing an FCM, operating an IB business, and more.

Discover resources for career and business development

Get recommendations on conferences, trade associations, lawyers, web designers, and more.

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