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IFM Announces Board of Trustees Member for 2024

The Institute is pleased to announce that Michael C. Dawley has been reappointed as Chairman for a one-year term.  In addition, Peter Borish, John Damgard, and Arthur Hahn were reappointed for three-year terms. See the full list of the Board of Trustees and biographies. 

IFM Trustee, Peter Borish

IFM Trustee, Peter Borish, Chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation talks to Bloomberg TV about the markets from fatal attractions to Fed rate cuts, and equities-commodities correlations, to the seven Cs (cotton, coffee, cocoa, copper, crude, corn, cattle).  Bloomberg Television, Wall Street Week

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.