Markets help more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies manage commercial or market risks.

Markets help farmers counter geopolitical risk and reduce income uncertainty.

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

Markets help factories cope with rate fluctuations in currencies and metals.

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

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

We help people understand derivatives markets.


IFM Help to Expand Derivatives Education to a Global Audience

The IFM has pledged $600,000 to Futures Fundamentals, an industry-wide, online education initiative supported by CME Group, CME Foundation, FIA, and National Futures Association.

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Board Announcement News

The election of Chairman, Officers and Trustees to the IFM Board were made at its annual meeting in Boca Raton, FL. Board members represent a cross section of the industry.

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Upcoming Events

Lifecycle of a Derivative Trade: Uncovering the Middle- and Back-Office Functions

20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

525 West Monroe, Chicago IL 60661
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course (2-Days)

575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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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.