Markets help global companies cope with foreign currency fluctuations.

Markets help utilities manage short-term price risks and plan investment decisions.

Markets help farmers counter geopolitical risk and reduce income uncertainty.

Markets help banks hedge interest rates to enable a reliable funding source for mortgages and loans.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


DC Fintech Week 2020

This conference quite literally disrupts the others. As a free, world-class forum boasting the top movers, decision makers and innovators in the space, our sessions aim to raise the public's understanding of the emerging technologies shaping the future. Make plans to join us for the fourth annual fintech policy and innovation dialogue.


Report: How Governments Are Reshaping Fintech

IFM has published it's latest report, Issues on the Hill and Beyond: How Governments Are Reshaping Fintech.  The report, part of the IFM's smart regulation series, looks at key aspects of financial technology, regulatory competition as well as the new Financial Innovation Partnership between the U.S. and UK — and the many questions that these innovative and evolving technologies generate.

Upcoming Events

Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course

20 South Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60606
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Energy Derivatives Trading Bootcamp

575 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options / Series 3 Exam Course

1 New York Plaza, Ste 4300, New York, NY 10004
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FIA is the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in Washington, London, Brussels and Singapore.

Futures Fundamentals

Free education: With clear, easy-to-understand content, the Futures Fundamentals’ website explains the role futures play in our everyday lives and the importance of derivatives markets.


As a government agency, the CFTC promotes the integrity, resilience, and vibrancy of the U.S. derivatives markets through sound regulation.

NFA Basic

NFA’s BASIC provides background information about firms and individuals in the derivatives industry, as well as regulatory and non-regulatory actions.