Build your understanding of futures through Futures Fundamentals and FIA's education arm, Institute for Financial Markets. Create a culture of compliance with online courses from FIA Training.

Futures Fundamentals

Futures Fundamentals is a one-stop educational resource designed to simplify and explain complex market topics. Through interactive features and rich content, the website explains the role of futures markets in everyday life and provides information on the derivatives industry as a whole. Futures Fundamentals is the driving force in an industry-wide effort to develop risk management education to learners at all levels. Learn more at

The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM)

The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit educational foundation. The purpose of the IFM is to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of financial markets and the financial service industry to the global economy, and to improve the technical competence of those in the industry who deal with the public. IFM is dedicated to fostering knowledge and understanding of the derivatives markets for industry professionals, market users and individuals of all backgrounds. Learn how and why derivatives markets work, and the important role these markets hold in a global economy, along with terminology, concepts, and key issues through publications, e-learning, courses or conferences. Learn more at

FIA Training

FIA Training delivers valuable learning opportunities that cover important topics like market conduct and exchange rules. Developed by industry professionals, FIA Training helps market participants better understand the way markets work and the rules that protect them. Our online courses are ideal for traders, senior managers, analysts and programmers as well as sales, client services, operations and other team members. Explore the available courses.

In-Person Events and Webinars

Throughout the year, we host conferences, forums, webinars and networking events, bringing the industry together at key locations around the world. As a hub of the cleared derivatives industry, we provide access to a deep network of key derivatives market participants. Our events serve as connection points for current and potential members, but just as importantly provide a chance to compare perspectives and experiences with peer organizations. Each year, we host a number of regional and regulatory forums as well as our flagship conferences Boca, L&C, IDX, Expo and Asia. In addition to in-person events, we host webinars throughout the year to provide updates on industry developments, regulatory changes and other important issues impacting the cleared derivatives industry.