New for 2024: LME Training Content Updated

The training content on the rules and regulatory requirements for the London Metal Exchange (LME) has been updated to accommodate recent changes.  All global exchange courses are regularly reviewed by the exchange compliance departments to ensure relevancy.

CME Course Includes New Position Limits Content

The FIA-IFM online course, "CME Group Market Rules and Regulatory Guidelines", has been expanded to include important information on CME position limits. The course, developed together with the CME, helps market participants understand and comply with various important trading practices, rules, and requirements. It is part of the Get Smart eLearning Library designed specifically for futures industry market participants.

ICE US Exchange Course Updated

Our online training course, “Rules & Regulatory Guidance for ICE US.” has been updated to include important information on ICE position limits. Jointly developed with ICE exchange, the course helps market users understand and comply with various compliance rules to avoid enforcement action. 

Training for Market Participants

Get Smart on market conduct, exchange fundamentals, ethics, anti-money laundering, and the associated regulatory requirements. FIA-IFM offers a full suite of online training specific to the derivatives industry including CFTC and NFA mandated compliance training, market conduct training, and exchange trading rules and proper practices.  Learn more

IFM Congratulates Alicia Crighton

We are pleased to celebrate the announcement that IFM Trustee, Alicia A. Crighton, has been named partner of Goldman Sachs effective January 1, 2023. Partner is one of the most exclusive titles one can receive on Wall Street. Goldman Sachs promoted 80 bankers as partners in the firm. 

Press Release and Trustee Bio

Market Perspectives: A Michael Covel Podcast

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ million listens. Recently Covel interviewed legendary trader and IFM Trustee, Peter Borish, on his views on markets, trading, monetary and fiscal policies, and risk management. Listen to the podcast.

New Fall Course on ESG Derivatives

The innovation and use of ESG derivatives continues to grow expotentially as organizations look for ways to transition to a sustainable economy.   To help understand how ESG derivatives are used in a sustainability strategy, the IFM offers a virtual, live course that provides foundational information on ESG markets and related products that can be used to hedge exposure and and manage a sustainability footprint.

Course Description

IFM Welcomes New Trustee

The IFM is pleased to welcome Alicia Crighton to the Board of Trustees. Crighton is a Managing Director and the Global Co-head of Futures at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. She also is the Head of the Prime Services Clearing, Futures Clearing, and Cleared Swaps businesses for the firm —a U.S.-based, multinational investment bank and financial services company.

Full Bio

Board of Trustees

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 the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The IFM served as the lead educator on derivatives markets fundamentals and the importance of markets and included views from key industry representatives of the CFTC, CME Group, Commodity Markets Council, FIA, Futures Fundamentals, Intercontinental Exchange, and NFA.

DC Fintech Week 2021 - Free, Virtual Event

Registration is now open for DC Fintech Week 2021 — hosted by Georgetown Law's IIEL, IFM and the Bank for International Settlement (BIS). See the amazing list of speakers announced to date.

Learn more and register this event.