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.
Our digital training, “Rules & Regulatory Guidance for ICE US.” has been updated to include important information on ICE position limits. Jointly developed with ICE Futures US, the course aims to help market users understand and comply with various compliance rules including position limits to avoid enforcement action. This course included in the Get Smart eLearning Library is one of several that cover trading rules and practices on global exchanges.
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 ro include CFTC-NFA mandated compliance training, market conduct training and exchange trading rules and proper practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A report, Future-Proofing Inclusion: Technology Proposals for CDFIs and MDIs, made possible by Georgetown University Law Center, Visa's Economic Empowerment Institute, and the IFM, features case studies and insights as to how minority and community banks might leverage fintech.