Crypto-Assets Workshop: Understanding & Trading a New Asset Class


IFM’s new in-depth crypto course for IBs, FCMs, Wealth Managers, Family Offices & Professional Trading Groups

Course Description

Go beyond the basics and expand your knowledge through our one-day educational program.  Discussion topics include crypto-assets, including cryptocurrencies and the markets and economics that support them.   Learn the essentials about the crypto cash markets, how they operate, holding and liquidating a position, and what to expect.  Understand the futures contracts market and what’s coming in the exchange traded and centrally cleared crypto market.

Learning Outcome

After the course you will be able to:

  • Discover what makes crypto a new asset class
  • Explore the similarities and differences from traditional asset classes
  • Understand the origins of Bitcoin, how it works and the global cash markets for cryptocurrencies
  • Learn about the top 20 cryptocurrencies and their value proposition
  • Understand Bitcoin futures market, margin management, clearing and settlement alternatives Discuss regulatory and tax aspects that affect investment yields on crypto
  • Learn about custody best practices and existing solutions
  • Appreciate cybersecurity issues and solutions
  • Know Initial Coin Offerings: how they work and how to invest in them


Who Should Attend?  Anyone who is interested in understanding cryptocurrency and its role as an asset class in the derivatives markets.

Registration Options

575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
Class Size
Registration is limited to approximately 20 participants to promote student participation and interaction.
Please arrive 30 minutes before the course to clear security and enter the building. Complimentary morning and afternoon refreshments are provided. Lunch on own.

Group Discount: 10% of any registration with 3+ participants. To take advantage of this discount, please contact the IFM at 202-223-1528, or via e-mail at

If you are unable to register online, please contact the IFM at 202-223-1528, or via e-mail at