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FIA-IFM futures industry-specific training helps compliance professionals, and their firms avoid costly mistakes, fines, and reputational damage. Check out our market conduct and global exchanges eLearning courses.

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IFM Announces Board of Trustees or 2024

The Institute is pleased to announce that Michael C. Dawley of Bluefin Partners LLC has been reappointed as Chairman for a one-year term.  Also elected were Walt Lukken of FIA, as Vice-Chairman and Eric Aldous of RBC Capital Markets as Secretary/Treasurer. In addition, Peter Borish, John Damgard, and Arthur Hahn were reelected as Trustees for three-year terms. See the full list of the Board of Trustees for their biographies. 

IFM Trustee, Peter Borish

IFM Trustee, Peter Borish, Chairman and CEO of Computer Trading Corporation talks to Bloomberg TV about the markets from fatal attractions to Fed rate cuts, and equities-commodities correlations, to the seven Cs (cotton, coffee, cocoa, copper, crude, corn, cattle).  Bloomberg Television, Wall Street Week

New for 2024: LME Training Content Updated

The training content on the rules and regulatory requirements for the London Metal Exchange (LME) has been updated to accommodate recent changes.  All global exchange courses are regularly reviewed by the exchange compliance departments to ensure relevancy.

CME Course Includes New Position Limits Content

The FIA-IFM online course, "CME Group Market Rules and Regulatory Guidelines", has been expanded to include important information on CME position limits. The course, developed together with the CME, helps market participants understand and comply with various important trading practices, rules, and requirements. It is part of the Get Smart eLearning Library designed specifically for futures industry market participants.

ICE US Exchange Course Updated

Our online training course, “Rules & Regulatory Guidance for ICE US.” has been updated to include important information on ICE position limits. Jointly developed with ICE exchange, the course helps market users understand and comply with various compliance rules to avoid enforcement action. 

Training for Market Participants

Get Smart on market conduct, exchange fundamentals, ethics, anti-money laundering, and the associated regulatory requirements. FIA-IFM offers a full suite of online training specific to the derivatives industry including CFTC and NFA mandated compliance training, market conduct training, and exchange trading rules and proper practices.  Learn more

Market Perspectives: A Michael Covel Podcast

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 10+ million listens. Recently Covel interviewed legendary trader and IFM Trustee, Peter Borish, on his views on markets, trading, monetary and fiscal policies, and risk management. Listen to the podcast.

New Fall Course on ESG Derivatives

The innovation and use of ESG derivatives continues to grow expotentially as organizations look for ways to transition to a sustainable economy.   To help understand how ESG derivatives are used in a sustainability strategy, the IFM offers a virtual, live course that provides foundational information on ESG markets and related products that can be used to hedge exposure and and manage a sustainability footprint.

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IFM Welcomes New Trustee

The IFM is pleased to welcome Alicia Crighton to the Board of Trustees. Crighton is a Managing Director and the Global Co-head of Futures at Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC. She also is the Head of the Prime Services Clearing, Futures Clearing, and Cleared Swaps businesses for the firm —a U.S.-based, multinational investment bank and financial services company.

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