Eurex and IFM announce joint educational initiative

Eurex and IFM announce joint educational initiative

26/01/2012

Eurex Group and the Institute for Financial Markets (IFM) announced today that they have teamed up to offer a joint educational initiative. Both partners aim to bring IFM’s best-in-class derivatives education to Eurex Exchange members and potential clients as well as the general industry. One joint initiative will be the first-time offering of IFM’s well-respected courses in the form of webinars in English. A large subset of the webinars also will be available in Brazilian Portuguese. Members of the brokerage community will be involved to further extend customer outreach.

The featured speaker in the 2012 webinars will be industry expert Kevin Baldwin, the IFM’s Director of Education. Baldwin has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry and has taught extensively around the globe.

John Damgard, IFM Trustee and Futures Industry Association President, welcomed the opportunity to expand the IFM’s international audience: “The high standard of futures and options education that the IFM delivers will enhance Eurex’s
educational offering. We are excited about the opportunity to translate our already popular in-person seminars to the webinar space and explore topics with a European focus. Together, Eurex and IFM will be able to expand our reach internationally and in important emerging markets.”

Michael Peters, member of the Eurex Executive Board, stressed: “Our joint initiative will provide neutral, informative education on complex derivatives topics in the areas of trading and clearing utilizing the efficient webinar channel. By offering training courses in Portuguese, we aim to promote Eurex in the Brazilian financial community.”