Who are we


Welcome to ACI UK, the largest, truly global, association for financial market professionals 

Founded in 1955, ACI has a proud and illustrious history supporting its global membership. Today, ACI represents the interests of some 13,000 members and associates in 60 countries engaged in professional trading, broking, operations, regulatory and compliance activities in foreign exchange, money and derivatives markets.

ACI UK’s activities are organised around four key pillars of Conduct, Education, Community and Charity.

Conduct

ACI UK is actively engaged with market regulators, commentators and member firms to promote the highest standards of conduct, across the board, for all market participants. The ACI Model Code is acknowledged as the precursor to, and foundation of, the Global Code of Conduct launched in May 2017 and applicable to all market participants.  The content of the legacy Model Code will continue to inform best possible market practice for financial markets practitioners.  Further, ACI’s accredited suite of exams and professional qualifications – including the new Global Code Certificate – (considered ‘a licence to deal’ in many countries) demonstrate understanding and reinforce adherence to the Global Code (and other national and international codes of practice and conduct).

Through the global reach of ACI, our Committee for Professionalism (CFP) offers a dispute arbitration service, as well as offering expert advice and championing best market practice aligned with the Model Code.

Education

ACI UK is committed to furthering educational standards within the industry and to maintaining professionalism and market standards. Our accredited suite of exams and professional qualifications are considered ‘a licence to deal’ in many countries and reinforce adherence to the Global Code as well as market best practice.

Community

ACI UK aims to bring its members and new potential members together in a business and/or social environment. Regular events through the year bring together the ACI UK community at business, learning and social environments, including Square Mile Debates and the monthly First Wednesday networking meeting.

Charity

ACI UK has a big commitment to charity, supporting Variety, the Children’s Charity and Futures for Kids, set up by a group of people in the futures industry in Europe, with the aim of raising funds to support children’s charities around the world.

We hold and support a number of charity fundraising events every year including our prestigious ACI UK Annual Charity Golf Day which has raised significant sums over the years to fund the purchase of Sunshine Coaches for disabled and disadvantaged children in London and surrounding areas.