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.


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.

ICE Joins Other Industry Leaders to Provide Free Market Education

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has joined as a backer of the Futures Fundamentals — an industry-wide educational initiative supported by the IFM, CME Group, CME Foundation, FIA, National Futures Association, among others. ICE operates 12 regulated exchanges and marketplaces. This includes ICE futures exchanges in the U.S., Canada and Europe, including the New York Stock Exchange.

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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.