Who are we?
«ACI The Financial Markets Association»
ACI is a leading, global association of wholesale financial market professionals, contributing to the market development through education & certification, market practices (The Model Code), technical advice and networking events.
ACI International was founded in Paris in 1955 as Association Cambiste Internationale. The association today counts some 14,000 international members from more than 65 countries. ACI Luxembourg was founded in 1957 under the name of Forex Club Luxembourg.
In 1998, Forex Club Luxembourg changed its name to *ACI Luxembourg - The Financial Markets Association a.s.b.l. ACI Luxembourg has around 450 members. Members of ACI are in a large part engaged within the financial trading or sales environment in the global financial markets representing the Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate Products and other Securities, Banknotes & Bullions, Precious metals and Commodities and their various kinds of Derivatives.
Recognized as a multi-cultural, multilingual and cosmopolitan Association, ACI Luxembourg has always been able to surmount all major difficulties, and was also able to modernize the structures as well as to adapt itself successfully to the changes of the International Markets new Directives. Challenges were always addressed properly, and even during the merger and acquisition period and the recent financial crisis, the membership of our Association has continued to remain stable. Not only active on a local level, ACI Luxembourg is also well represented internationally by being a Member of several Executive Committees, including the Committee for Professionalism. During its 55 years of existence, ACI Luxembourg has organized several important events.
Memorable are the event in 1983 with the organization of the 25th Annual General Assembly' where about 1000 delegates from abroad attended. Another big event was in 2002 when our Association hosted the 6th ACI European Congress and the 44th Annual General Assembly of ACI. More over, a large number of conferences took place in our country, especially where distinguished speakers from all over the world have given their input with regard to Financial Markets. Last but not least I like to emphasize that a major important goal of our Association is EDUCATION. Every year seminars, conferences and meetings on a professional level are organized for our members. Since 2011, ACI Luxembourg offers its Members, in collaboration with IFBL, the fully certified ACI educational program consisting of the ACI Dealing Certificate, the ACI Operational Certificate and the ACI Diploma.
More information on these programs can be found at www.IFBL.lu.
Luc van Laarhoven
- ACI EUROPE
- CHANNEL ISLANDS
- CZECH REPUBLIC
- UNITED KINGDOM
ACI MIDDLE EAST