The Institute for Financial Markets

We help people understand derivatives markets.

Washington, DC   |  https://www.theifm.org

Mission

The IFM’s mission focuses on financial markets education, and more specifically derivatives markets. Our aim 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. As such, IFM engages in activities such as research, publications, course development, workshops, conferences, ethics and anti-money compliance laundering training, and free educational videos.

Ruling year info

1994

President & CEO

Trish Foshee

Main address

2001 K St NW Ste 725

Washington, DC 20006 USA

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EIN

52-1634508

NTEE code info

Economics (as a Social Science) (V22)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Ethics and AML Compliance Training

The IFM provides ethics training and anti money laundering training to keep financial services professionals cognizant of industry developments and their ethical and fraudulent implications that impact U.S. markets.

Population(s) Served

IFM hosts public policy- and regulation-focused educational events. Of special note is the free, annual DC Fintech Week, hosted by the IFM and the Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University's Law Center. DC Fintech Week's aim is to elevate the public’s understanding, and discourse, by democratizing the ideas and thoughts driving industry and policymakers.

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Low-income people

Course and workshops are designed to fostering knowledge and understanding of the derivatives markets for industry professionals, market users and individuals of all backgrounds.

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Financials

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The Institute for Financial Markets

Board of directors
as of 11/23/2021
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Board chair

Michael Dawley

President, Bluefin Partners LLC

Term: 2017 - 2022

Gary DeWall

Special Counsel and Chair, Financial Markets and Regulatory, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Daniel Driscoll

Special Policy Advisor, National Futures Association

Peter Borish

Chairman and CEO, Computer Trading Corporation

John Damgard

Director, Interactive Brokers

Arthur Hahn

Retired, Partner, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP

Walter Lukken

President and Chief Executive Officer, FIA

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