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International Center for Futures and Derivatives (ICFD)

ICFD seeks to become a global source for scholarship, collaboration, quality education and cutting-edge, innovative research on futures, derivatives and financial markets.

Established through a gift from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Trust, the International Center for Futures and Derivatives (ICFD) seeks to:

  • Foster research and innovation in futures and derivatives.
  • Leverage existing connections between UIC, China and the financial exchanges in Chicago.
  • Promote understanding of derivatives and futures in risk management and economic growth.
  • Attract and prepare students for careers in futures and derivatives.

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  • Education

    ICFD works together with the Department of Finance to offer both undergraduate and graduate courses in special topics related to futures, derivatives and international finance.

    Chicago Exchanges
    The Chicago Exchanges is offered in the second eight weeks of the Spring semester. Guest speakers discuss the latest developments affecting the Chicago exchanges. Speakers include the leaders of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and Trading Firms.

  • Conferences

    ICFD sponsors the annual Spring conference: R/finance, applied finance using R, which is held at UIC.

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601 S. Morgan St, UH 2123, (MC 075), Chicago, Illinois 60607

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