About Us

Kansas City Trading Group is an Independent Introducing Broker

As the futures markets have changed so has the commodity brokerage business. De-bundling of services has become commonplace. Why pay for what you don’t need? With our independent status and multiple FCM relationships we can tailor a program to meet specific client needs. KCTG caters to the needs of the commercial, professional and institutional trader offering full service brokerage which includes execution, clearing and research. Through our business partners we offer global clearing services in all major futures markets. We also offer independent execution services to money managers, FCM’s and large commercials. We combine floor and electronic trading to achieve the best results possible. Executing in volatile intermarket spreads is another area of expertise. We routinely do these types of trades and clear them or deliver them to your firm seamlessly. We appeal to the customer who wants special handling no matter the firm they clear. Kansas City Trading Group is registered with the National Futures Association as an Independent Introducing Broker.

casual photo resizedFrank Stone
President and Founder
Kansas City Trading Group

Frank was raised on a farm in Central Illinois. After graduating from Millikin University in 1976, he was hired by ADM. After spending time in Iowa and Illinois merchandising grain he moved to Kansas City in 1981 to manage two terminal elevators, merchandise coarse grains and establish a futures clearing operation at the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) for ADM. In 1983, he left ADM to work for ContiCommodities in order to concentrate more in futures and managed all floor operations at the KCBT for Conti. In 1985, he joined Geldermann to open a commodity futures office for them at the KCBT. He developed commercial grain accounts and ran all KCBT clearing operations for the company. That same year, he purchased a KCBT membership which he owned until the sale of the exchange to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange in 2012. Thru mergers and acquisitions,Geldermann, became MF Global. In 2010, he started Kansas City Trading Group, Inc. (KCTG) as a Guaranteed Introducing Broker, registered with the NFA and affiliated with MF Global. In 2011, he changed Kansas City Trading Group’s registration with the NFA and became an Independent Introducing Broker. This enables KCTG to conduct business with multiple FCM’s. Over the past 29 years, he was involved extensively with the KCBT, including being a Director of the Exchange for 5 years and Director of the Clearing Corporation for 3 years. He was Chairman of the Exchange in 2007 and President of the Clearing Corporation in 1988 and 2004. He was also President of the KCBT Investment Corporation.