The Institute is qualified as a nonprofit organization under
Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code. Our
mission focuses on three primary areas — education, ethics and
data. We serve as an industry utility and develop and deliver
products and services directed to securities and futures brokerage
firms, market-users, and those who shape and implement
public-policy for the financial services industry.
The IFM is particularly known for the quality and balance of its work. We
publish texts, develop customized education and produce specialized in-house
training that are used by wide cross-section of financial market users including
investors, exchanges, financial firms, U.S. and international regulators, and
multi-country member organizations. We deliver education in a variety of
mediums from asynchronous Web-courses and live Web-seminars, to public-enrollment
courses in major financial centers and customized in-house programs for
clients. Finally, The IFM participates in the development of standards
and fostering best practices initiatives in the financial services industry.
As a nonprofit organization, the Institute funds its activities and development
of new services from two principal sources: the sale of its products and services
and the generous support of a broad range of financial institutions, exchanges,
brokerage firms and participants from a variety of market sectors. Tax-deductible
contributions to the IFM help underwrite:
- The development of product and market-based educational materials directed to
industry professionals, market-users, journalists, academics and those who shape and
implement public policy for the financial services industry,
- The development of standards and fostering best practices initiatives in the
futures and related financial services industry,
- Market data used by academic and government researchers and industry professionals
and their clients throughout the world.
We proudly salute those who recognize the quality work
that has become the IFM’s trademark and who have supported the Institute through
ABN AMRO Inc.
Algorithmic Media Ltd./Automated Trader
American Society of Association Executives
Atkinson Fine Art & Collectibles
Baldwin Commodities Corporation
Banc of America Futures
Banc One Capital Markets
Barclay's Global Investors
Bear Stearns & Co., Inc.
Board of Trade Clearing Corp.
BT Futures Corporation
Cargill Investor Services, Inc.
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
Computer Trading Corporation
Credit Lyonnals Rouse USA Ltd.
Credit Suisse First Boston
David Johnston Memorial
Don H. Nadick
Eckhardt Trading Company
FIMAT USA, Inc.
Goldman Sachs & Co.
ING (US) Securities, Inc.
Joanne T. Medero
John W. Henry & Company
JP Morgan Futures, Inc.
Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
Kawaller & Co. LLC
Kenneth M. Raisler, Esq.
Lehman Brothers, Inc.
LIFFE (London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange)
London Clearing House Ltd.
Margaret M. Eisen
Merrill Lynch, Inc.
Mizuho Securities USA, Inc.
Moore Capital Management, Inc.
Morgan Stanley & Company, Inc.
The NASDAQ Stockmarket Inc.
National Futures Association
New York Board of Trade
New York Mercantile Exchange
Nomura Holding America, Inc.
O'Connor & Co.
The Options Clearing Corporation
Paul J. Pantano, Jr. Esq.
Prudential Securities, Inc.
Richard D. Donchian Foundation
Ronald and Paula Filler
Rosenthal Collins Group, LP
RXR Capital Mgt., Inc./SSARIS Advisors, LLC
Salomon Smith Barney
Spackenkill Trading Corporation
Tellefsen Consulting Group, Inc.
Tokyo Mitsubishi Futures (USA)
Tudor Investment Corp.
Winnipeg Commodity Exchange