About Us

The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM) is qualified as a nonprofit organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code. The IFM is governed by a Board of Trustees who exercise proper oversight of the IFM's operations, maintain the legal and ethical accountability of its staff and ensure the IFM remains committed to its established mission.

The Institute has no membership and does not engage in advocacy activities. Instead the IFM focuses its work on providing unbiased and balanced education and information to industry professionals, market-users, investors, regulators and those who shape and implement public-policy for the derivatives markets and the financial services industry. To accomplish this mission, the IFM focuses on providing products and services in three primary areas - education, ethics/anti-money laundering training and data.

As a nonprofit organization, the Institute funds its activities and development of new services from two principal sources: the sale of its products and services and the generous support of a broad range of financial institutions, exchanges, brokerage firms and participants from a variety of market sectors. Tax-deductible contributions to the IFM help underwrite:

  • The development of product and market-based educational materials directed to industry professionals, market-users, journalists, academics and those who shape and implement public policy for the financial services industry
  • The funding of independent research and academic studies
  • The aggregation and validation of data used by firms, market-users and regulators to conduct business and to meet compliance and reporting responsibilities

The Institute for Financial Markets
2001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW | Suite 600
Washington DC 20006
Tel: 202.223.1528
Fax: 202.296.3184