Hello, A brief background... I am on my way to becoming a CTA, last year I passed my Series 3 exam. But I haven't finalized my application yet. I am still struggling with getting the QEPs 4.7 Exemption or not. That's another story though... I am about sign up a client; that account will be a managed account and those trades will be cleared at another broker via give-ups. I am also currently trading my own account. So I will be trading two accounts, one for myself and a give up account for the client. My broker is OK with setting up a give-up account. But they are hesitant to do 'block trade' allocations since I won't generate a lot of commissions. Ideally, I'd like to send the trades once and then get them allocated. I'll probably have to send the trade orders twice, once for each account for now. In the past, I traded with Interactive Brokers via their API and was very pleased with it. I talked to them about give up accounts about a year ago and I was told that they would do that for accounts > $10M or $30M (I can't remember which one...). But they do have that Friends & Family account structure where the advisor can pre-allocate trades. I am looking for suggestions for futures brokers with automated / API trading access, give ups and block trade allocations for small accounts. Are there any competitors to IB? Cheers.