FCStone Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated commodity risk management company primarily in the United States. The company provides risk management consulting and transaction execution services to commercial commodity intermediaries, end-users, and producers. It assists primarily middle market customers in optimizing their profit margins and mitigating their exposure to commodity price risk. The company operates through three segments: Commodity and Risk Management Services, Clearing and Execution Services, and Financial Services. The Commodity and Risk Management Services segment offers commodity services to its customers with an emphasis on risk management using futures, options, and other derivative instruments. The Clearing and Execution Services segment provides clearing and direct execution services to commodities firms, fund operators, commodities traders, and others. The Financial Services segment serves as a grain financing and facilitation business, and lends to commercial grain-related companies against physical grain inventories. It operates as a financing vehicle for various commodities, including grain, energy products, and renewable fuels. The company also markets carbon and other emission credits generated by third parties. FCStone Group was founded in 1968 and is headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri.