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New Report: Future-Proofing Inclusion

A new 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. 

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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Upcoming Events


Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Location
Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
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Fundamentals of Futures & Options (also applicable to NFA Series 3 Exam)

Location
Virtual Live. 2-hour sessions on 5 days.
Start Date


Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Location
Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
Start Date

Resources

FIA

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.

CFTC

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.