Commissioner Brian D. Quintenz was the keynote speaker at our recent roundtable on smart financial regulation. The event co-hosted by the IFM and The Mercatus Center at George Mason University attracted regulators, policymakers, market participants and scholars to discuss how a principled approach to regulation, supported by economic analysis and effective enforcement, sustains a safe, liquid and innovative financial marketplace.
The Financial Futures Association of Japan (FFAJ), a self-regulatory organization, and the IFM have partnered in a financial markets educational project, aimed at the Japanese investment community. FFAJ ensures the protection of investors and sound growth of the financial futures industry through proper business management of financial futures firms. FFAJ membership includes more than 140 global and regional banks, futures brokers and securities companies.
The IFM provided a 3-part, derivatives educational course on futures, options, swaps to the professional staff of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture. Senior staff from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and National Futures Association also contributed to the educational program.