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Markets help producers weather climate events that impact supply & demand.

Markets help pension funds diversify portfolios and provide financial security to retirees.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


Georgetown Law, International Monetary Fund & IFM to Host Event

The second annual DC Fintech Week 2018 commences at Georgetown Law, with sessions co-hosted by the IMF and IFM.  The free, four-day conference is being held November 5-8, 2018 in Washington, DC, and has generated an enormous amount of interest.  Registration is open, and seating limited. Details.

Crypto-asset Regulation in the Markets

Regulators, scholars, and market users gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the current state of play in cryptocurrencies in the securities and futures markets. The post-roundtable report, The Dawn of Crypto Regulation, encapsulates the discussion conference that included a a fireside chat with CFTC Commissioner, Rostin Behnam.

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

300 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1800, Chicago IL
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Blockchain, DLT & Crypto-Assets Workshop

575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

1 New York Plaza, Suite 4300, New York NY
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With offices in Washington, London, Brussels and Singapore, FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC provides background information about firms and individuals in the derivatives industry; as well as regulatory and non-regulatory actions.

CFTC Smartcheck

CFTC SmartCheck offers access to free tools to check the background of financial professionals and stay informed on the latest fraud schemes.

Futures Fundamentals

An industry-wide educational initiative where you can learn the ins and outs of the complex but vital derivatives marketplace.