What will happen to trading accounts upon death? You may have drawn up a will but I think it might take at least a few months before the beneficiaries have rights to the accounts. In the mean time, what happens if you have huge exposure in futures market? How can those positions be liquidated? In short, what should I do now to ensure immediate liquidation of positions upon my death so that the account has zero exposure? The funds can then be passed on to beneficiaries some time down the road.