Markets help corporates reduce price risk and mitigate unexpected expenses or losses.

Markets help utilities plan for future infrastructure investments for their customers.

Markets help farmers weather climate uncertainty and offset risks on next year’s crop.

Markets help pension funds protect portfolio values and fulfill retiree goals.

We help people understand derivatives markets.


DC Fintech Week 2021 Announcement

The countdown has begun and registration is now open for DC Fintech Week 2021 — hosted by Georgetown Law's IIEL, IFM and the Bank for International Settlement (BIS). This year's leading global fintech policy event features top decision-makers and thought leaders from around the world.

Market Basics: Free, Educational 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

Leaving LIBOR: Understanding and Managing the Transition

Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
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DC Fintech Week 2021

FREE, Virtual Live
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Clearing 101: Exchanges, Clearinghouses and CCPs

Virtual Workshop. 90-minute sessions on 2 days.
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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.