About BTR Trading Group

BTR Trading Group is a futures broker specializing in alternative investment execution, management and research for private clients and institutions.



BTR Trading Group provides a full spectrum of brokerage services for commodity futures products.  Our focus is providing professional management of futures trading systems and managed futures accounts for private clients. We specialize in  full service broker assisted and electronic trading of global futures markets.  Using the latest technology and enterprise-level customer service, BTR adds value to its customers’ market experience.


BTR Trading Group offers execution services to introducing brokers, CTAs, CPOs and professional traders. We maintain multiple redundant execution environments utilizing secure, fast direct market connections. While we are focused on algorithmic execution, we also provide our institutional clients with the same suite of alternative investment services enjoyed by our private clients.

AlgoEX-tabletWe provide hosted execution services for trading systems, tracked by our tracking service AlgoEX. Watch live intraday results as they happen for all of the systems we execute for our customers. Trade one of our supported systems or bring us your own. We support many scripting languages in our fast, secure execution environments.

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about_1BTR offers a full spectrum of managed futures services, from portfolio modeling to management. We connect clients with managers and trading programs and we offer a full suite of tools to make sense of alternative investing.

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about_3We provide 24 hour voice and electronic execution services for futures and options, covering the most liquid exchanges worldwide.  From our electronic platform FolioSignal to our voice execution desk, BTR’s brokerage services provide you with global access to commodity trading.  Learn More
Our clients enjoy access to a wide variety of world class research exploring financial and commodity markets. Get exclusive access to this content by opening an account with BTR today. Get Started

serversBTR maintains a system execution desk, offering hosted execution services for algorithmic trading professionals. We can host your system in one of our execution environments and manage the trading for you. From signal generation to trade reporting, BTR is a turn key solution for system developers and systematic CTAs and CPOs.

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bargeGet specialized risk management solutions through structured products. BTR can help you navigate the post Dodd-Frank world of exchange cleared swaps and OTC products. Leverage our experience and network of trade desks to maximize price efficiency and minimize cost.

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platfomWe offer cutting edge trading platforms with direct market access, extremely low-latency connections and all the bells and whistles. Use FolioSignal, our DMA platofrm with no platform fees, or trade virtually any platform in the industry, from CQG to X-Trader.

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about_4BTR offers enterprise class customer support for its products and services.  Let us help you master your interactions with commodity and financial markets.


BTR was founded by William Orlowski, Tim Eilers and John L. Roe who moved their division of MF Global outside the firm. Seeking to build an execution focused brokerage firm with a world-class trading infrastructure, the team set up shop across the street from the CME’s original headquarters in July 2010.

The firms’ principals bring over 60 years of combined experience in futures markets with them, ranging from Chicago’s trading pits to the electronic world of algorithmic trading. The group is committed to delivering enterprise-level execution services to its global client base.

BTR is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as an Introducing Broker and is a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”) and the National Introducing Brokers Association (“NIBA”).