President's Letter

It is my pleasure to release ADM Investor Services (ADMIS) audited financial statement for 2015, and to share information on our firm’s continued success throughout this past year.  As of December 31, 2015, ADMIS had one of the strongest balance sheets and capital structures in the futures industry with regulatory net capital of $318 million, excess capital of $111 million, and customer assets of $4.6 billion. 

Archer Daniels Midland, our parent company, is a Fortune 50 Company with shareholder equity of $18 billion.  In 2015, for the second year in a row, it earned the distinction of being named Fortune Magazine’s most admired company in the food production industry. 

Like our parent company, ADMIS is a firm committed to excellence in all aspects of our operations, and to earning the loyalty of our customers by supporting their success.  Over the past year our employees developed efficient new technology and website services, expanded our insightful analyses of the markets, and enhanced our trading platforms for our customer’s benefit.  We ended the year with record trading volume and customer assets, and an expanded and more diversified customer base. 

In 2016 ADMIS will celebrate its 50th year as a clearing firm. The manner in which we execute and clear trades has changed dramatically over those years, but the guiding principles upon which our firm is built have never wavered.  We are as committed today as we were fifty years ago to safeguarding our customer’s assets, running our firm with integrity, and working hard every day to earn our customer’s business.    

The employees of ADMIS join me in looking forward to the opportunities that lay ahead for all of us and to the continued strengthening and growth of the futures industry. 

Please feel free to contact me at to share your ideas as we move forward together.  


Thomas R. Kadlec, President