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Markets help global manufacturers cope with foreign currency and interest rate fluctuations.

Markets help companies mitigate risks and gain financial flexibility.

Markets help pension funds protect portfolio values and fulfill their retirement promise.

Markets help companies set a known cost for budgets and reduce exposure to potentially rising fuel costs.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


FFAJ & IFM Partner in Investor Ed

The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ), a self-regulatory organization, and the IFM have partnered in a financial markets  educational project, aimed at the Japanese investment community.

FFAJ ensures the protection of investors and sound growth of the financial futures industry through proper business management of financial futures firms. FFAJ  membership includes more than 140 global and regional banks, futures brokers and securities companies.

Education for Public Policy Makers

The IFM is scheduled to provide a 3-part derivatives educational program in April to the professional staff of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. This standing committee has jurisdiction over federal agriculture policy and oversight of some federal agencies including the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that regulates derivatives markets.

Upcoming Courses

Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

Chicago, IL
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Making Sense of OTC Swaps, SEFs and Central Clearing

Chicago, IL
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

New York, NY
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With offices in London, Singapore and Washington, FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets. Members include exchanges, clearing-houses, clearing firms, trading firms, commodities specialists and others.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC is a valuable resource containing Commodity Futures Trading Commission registration and NFA membership information as well as futures-related regulatory and non-regulatory actions contributed by NFA, the CFTC and the U.S. futures exchanges.

FINRA Broker Check

FINRA oversees firms and people that sell stocks, bonds, mutual funds and other securities. Search a current or prospective broker’s name or firm to see employment history, certifications, license, as well as non-futures regulatory actions, violations or complaints.

Financial Conduct Authority

FCA regulates financial services firms and markets in the UK. Use the FCA's Register to learn whether a firm you are using, or planning to do business with, is authorized or registered by the Prudential Regulation Authority and/or the Financial Conduct Authority, or is exempt.