Markets help utilities plan for future infrastructure investments for their customers.

Markets help corporations reduce price risk and mitigate unexpected expenses or losses.

Markets help pension funds protect portfolio values and fulfill retiree goals.

Markets help farmers weather climate uncertainty and offset risks on next year’s crop.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


IFM Market Basics: New Digital, Nano Education

IFM offers a series of bite-sized learning videos that connect consumers to derivatives markets.

The nano videos, approximately 60-90 seconds in duration, explain key economic and basic market concepts and demonstrates how Wall Street directly intersects and benefits Main Street ─ every day.

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New, Virtual Courses

The IFM is rolling our a series of live, virtual courses that are cost-effective to deliver and more affordable for learners.

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Upcoming Events

Leaving LIBOR: Understanding and Managing the Transition

Virtual Live. Two 90-minute sessions over 2 days.
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Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Virtual Live. Two 90-minute sessions held over 2 days.
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options (also applicable to Series 3 Exam)

Virtual Live. 2-hour sessions over 5 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.