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ESG Derivatives Education

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.

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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.

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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.

Report: Future-Proofing Inclusion

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. 

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.

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The Greenwood Project - IFM Partnership

IFM is proud to partner with the Greenwood Project, a nonprofit focused on introducing Black and Latinx students to careers within the financial industry via summer financial institute for high school students, paid summer internships for college students in financial firms, academic instruction and mentorships.

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Market Basics: Free Videos

IFM offers a series of bite-sized learning videos that connect consumers to derivatives markets.

The nano videos, approximately 60-130 seconds in duration, explain key economic and basic market concepts and demonstrates how Wall Street directly intersects and benefits Main Street ─ every day.

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DC Fintech Week Roundup

Fintech Week 2020 hosted by the IFM and Georgetown University Law Center was a tremendous success and had more global participants than ever with the support of CoinDesk Live, the Atlantic Council, VISA and the CFTC.

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New, Virtual Courses

The IFM is rolling our a series of live, virtual courses that are cost-effective to deliver and more affordable for learners.

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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.