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Learn how markets help suppliers hedge against disruptions & price volatility in the supply chain.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


Build a Culture of Compliance

FIA-IFM futures industry-specific training helps compliance professionals, and their firms avoid costly mistakes, fines, and reputational damage. Check out our market conduct and global exchanges eLearning courses.

Get Smart: Training for the futures industry, by the industry.

IFM Announces Board of Trustees or 2024

The Institute is pleased to announce that Michael C. Dawley of Bluefin Partners LLC has been reappointed as Chairman for a one-year term.  Also elected were Walt Lukken of FIA, as Vice-Chairman and Eric Aldous of RBC Capital Markets as Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, Peter Borish, John Damgard, and Arthur Hahn were reelected as Trustees for three-year terms. See the full list of the Board of Trustees for their biographies. 

Upcoming Events

Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp

Virtual Workshop. 120-minute sessions on 5 days.
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options (& applicable to NFA Series 3 Exam)

Virtual Live. 2-hour sessions on 5 days.
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Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
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FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in Washington, London, Brussels and Singapore.

Futures Fundamentals

Free education: With clear, easy-to-understand content, the Futures Fundamentals’ website explains the role futures play in our everyday lives and the importance of derivatives markets.


As a government agency, the CFTC promotes the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC provides background information about firms and individuals in the derivatives industry, as well as regulatory and non-regulatory actions.