Membership of the FOA is split into two categories.
Ordinary Membership is open to any institution that:
- is engaged, from a principal place of business in the EU, in the use of futures and/or options or other derivatives; or
- operates an exchange, clearing house or multi-lateral trading facility (MTF).
Associate Membership is open to any institution that is not eligible for Ordinary Membership. Associate Members are those entities which provide support services to Ordinary Members such as law firms, accountancy firms, IT Vendors, media companies etc.