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Smart Financial Regulation Roundtable Report: Regulating the Derivatives Markets

The New Rules Of The Road report summarizes conference discussions at the November 2-3, 2017 roundtable which focused on three major regulatory themes: the economic impact of regulations, how best to enforce rules, and the future of regulation and how technology will play a role.

Industry Joins Forces to Launch Education Resource

The CME Group, CME Group Foundation, FIA, National Futures Association and the Institute for Financial Markets have joined forces in support of free, online derivatives education, providing interactive tools, a trading simulator and curriculum for a wide variety of audiences. This new free resource found at our website Futures Fundamentals helps learners of all levels understand how futures and options markets work, and why they matter to Main Street and you.

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With offices in Washington, London 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.


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