Who we are, and why we are different.

Discover the JVA difference.

  • JVA Brokers

    JVA is a specialist commodities brokerage firm offering voice and electronic execution services in exchange cleared Futures and Options listed on the London Metal Exchange (LME), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). We also offer OTC derivatives in the precious metals markets.

    JVA operates on the simple principle that our clients’ interests are paramount. We act purely as broker, taking no proprietary risk and therefore eliminating any potential for conflicts of interest.

    JVA Brokers Limited is a Registered Intermediating Broker (RIB) of the London Metal Exchange (LME). Through this membership, JVA can arrange trades for ferrous (steel scrap and rebar), LMEprecious (gold and silver), traded options, cobalt, molybdenum, aluminium alloy, NASAAC.

    JVA Brokers Limited is registered with the National Futures Association (NFA) as an Introducing Broker (No: 485396) allowing us to offer execution on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and The New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).

  • Our values

    Placing clients first.

    JVA places the client first and foremost in every transaction and trade we undertake. This is at the heart of how we manage and maintain our client relationships. We adhere at all times to the highest professional and ethical standards, preserving client confidences and managing our own and our clients’ resources cost-effectively.


  • Our team

    Francis Asher.

    Francis Asher, CEO and Founder of JVA Brokers, was formerly Director of Base and Precious Metals with ICAP, one of the world’s leading broker dealers in financial products. His expertise and understanding of commodities are based on over ten years as a broker and trader. His career began in 2003 in the back office of Manro Haydan Trading, a proprietary trading firm, where he became trading assistant to the Chairman and went on to run his own proprietary trading book for the firm.

    In 2009, Francis was approached by ICAP to help start their new LME desk with a particular focus on options. Over four years the team had grown from six to 20 in three locations, with Francis heading up the options desk in London. Francis resigned from ICAP in January 2013 to take time out of the markets and spent three months volunteering at an orphanage in Kenya.

    Since May of 2016 Francis sits as a member on the Traded Options Committee (TOC) at the London Metal Exchange (LME).




    Please see a copy of our Order Handling and Execution Policy here

  • Conflicts of interest policy disclosure statement

    Please see a copy of our Conflicts of Interest Policy Disclosure Statement here

  • Regulatory Technical Standards (RTC) 28 Disclosure

    Please see a copy of our Regulatory Technical Standards (RTC) 28 Disclosure here