Markets help users cope with geopolitical uncertainty & manage potentially rising fuel costs.

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

Markets help global shippers & suppliers hedge against price volatility in the supply chain.

Markets help Fortune 500 companies manage commercial risk to stay competitive.

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

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

We help people understand derivatives markets.


IFM Delivers Education to Congressional Staff

The IFM recently delivered an educational briefing to the staff members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture. This Committee oversees Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the U.S. goverment agency responsible for regulating futures, options on futures and swaps markets. The IFM served as the lead educator on derivatives markets fundamentals and the importance of markets. The presentation also included views from key industry representatives of the CFTC, CME Group, Commodity Markets Council, FIA, Futures Fundamentals, Intercontinental Exchange, and NFA.

Report: Future-Proofing Inclusion

A report, Future-Proofing Inclusion: Technology Proposals for CDFIs and MDIs, made possible by Georgetown University Law Center, Visa's Economic Empowerment Institute, and the IFM, features case studies and insights as to how minority and community banks might leverage fintech. 

Upcoming Events

Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
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Derivatives Markets Go Green: ESG, Emissions Trading & More

Virtual Workshop. 120-minute sessions on 2 days.
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options (also applicable to NFA Series 3 Exam)

Virtual Live. 2-hour sessions on 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.