As a nonprofit educational foundation, our mission focuses on delivering quality educational courses at a much lower cost than profit-driven providers. We are able to do so with the support of industry supporters like the CME Group, the National Futures Association, the FIA and other firms who help off-set our cost and pass on the savings to attendees.
The IFM is an affiliate of the Futures Industry Association (FIA) — the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, banks, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries, as well as, technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry.
The IFM offers public courses in major cities like New York, Chicago, Houston and London and provides in-house programs to worldwide. Our training is popular with industry professionals and investors, as well as the exchange and regulatory staff and lawmakers.
In addition to our courses, we also have partnered with organizations such as Mercatus Center at George Mason University and Georgetown Univeristy's Institute of International Economic Law and other to host free conferences as part of our educational outreach activities. These conference are listed in the "Events" and "Achived:Special Events" section of the website.