President's Letter

In 2016, we proudly celebrated the 50th anniversary of ADM Investor Services (ADMIS).  We began operations in 1966 as a small Midwestern firm that specialized in agricultural hedging, and grew steadily over the past 5 decades into the diversified global Futures Commission Merchant we are today. 

Although technology and new opportunities changed our operations and our size significantly over the years, they have not changed the core principles upon which our firm was built; strength, stability and service.  ADMIS employees have worked daily for the past 50 years to earn our customer’s business by providing exemplary service designed to promote their success, a strong balance sheet structured to protect their assets, and a stable firm that values high quality, long-term relationships with clients. 

I am pleased to report that our assets, volume and revenue are at or near all-time highs, and for the third year in a row, ADMIS is the largest U.S. non-bank FCM as measured by customer segregated assets.

Specific highlights of our 2016 financial statement are equity capital of $341 million, excess regulatory capital of $120 million, and customer assets of $4.8 billion.  In 2016, we provided a dividend to our parent company, Archer Daniels Midland (NYSE: ADM), and continued to benefit from their support and strong commitment to our mission. 

From our offices in Chicago, New York, London, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, the employees of ADM Investor Services join me in thanking you for your business and loyalty, and for helping to make our firm what it is today.  We look forward to the future with you and to the great opportunities that await us all. 


Thomas R. Kadlec, President
ADM Investor Services, Inc.