Markets help utilities manage short-term price risks and plan investment decisions.

Markets help farmers counter geopolitical risk and reduce income uncertainty.

Markets help banks hedge interest rates to enable a reliable funding source for mortgages and loans.

Markets help global companies cope with foreign currency fluctuations.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


Call for Papers

We invite academics as well as experts from the governmental, nonprofit, and private sectors to submit their work for consideration in conjunction with DC Fintech Week 2020.  Selected papers will be featured on the conference website, and available as a resource to participants and presenters.  Select authors might be asked to present their paper virtually during DC Fintech Week as “Flash Presentations.”

DC Fintech Week

Now in it's fourth year, DC Fintech Week is the annual conference that quite literally disrupts the others, and this year it will be virtual. The free, educational event is co-hosted by The Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) at Georgetown University Law Center and the IFM to increase the public's understanding of policy, regulation and emerging technologies shaping the future.

Upcoming Events

DC Fintech Week 2020

Virtual: From Washington, DC to the world
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course

1 New York Plaza, Ste 4300, New York, NY 10004
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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.