Financial Standards provides Consulting Services related to interest rate and commodity price management and financial markets technology innovation such as blockchain and digital assets such as cryptocurrency.
We also provide Executive Education to help prepare the next generation with the skills they need to be competitive and productive.
In partnership with The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), Financial Standards delivers the NFA Series 3 National Commodities Futures Exam in-person preparation class, and courses on futures, options, and swap markets that are designed to help market participants, regulators and professionals working in the futures industry.
We recently partnered with the experts at the Chicago-based fintech company, Mosaique, LLC to offer Blockchain, Smart Contract, and Cryptocurrency consulting and education.
Customizable on-site workshops, classes, and programs are also available.
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, you'll find that new possibilities are now within view. We'll help take your business to the next level and achieve the goals that may now feel out of reach. We know every client is unique so we don't offer cookie-cutter solutions. We take the time to get to know our clients and understand their brand so that we can carefully guide their journey.
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In partnership with the Institute for Financial Markets, which has offered educational programs for the derivatives markets for more than 30 years, this course provides a foundation and understanding of futures and options markets and trading including:
This 2-day course includes lectures from an engaging instructor with real-world expertise and is supported by class discussion, practice exercises, and educational materials.
The course fee includes two must-read industry books: Futures and Options and The Guide to US Futures Regulation. The fee also includes a 6-month subscription to PassMaster, which is a comprehensive online educational program that helps students customize and streamline study time.
Our technology innovation program covers Blockchain, Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), smart contracts, and cryptoassets, and how these underlying technologies can be applied to the enterprise.
The first part of the day is dedicated to a comprehensive overview of cryptoassets including: cryptocurrencies, their markets, and the economics that support their use and value. We then conduct a deep dive on blockchain transaction mechanisms and smart contracts using professionally designed animations, group activities, and a detailed enterprise grade platform demo.
The afternoon portion examines several use cases focusing on financial transactions and digital identity.
The workshop concludes with an instructor-led group activity whereby the class is organized into smaller groups to create a use case applying DLT or smart contracts. Each group presents their work to the entire classroom for further discussion and improvement.
Contact our offices for more information about scheduling a program customized for your company or industry group.
“As a nonprofit educational foundation, we have relied on Financial Standards faculty for a number of years. Together, we have produced quality executive education programs for financial industry executives, U.S. exchanges and Congressional staff. Working together, we are the only organizations that provide live and on-site training and workshops in support of National Futures Association licensing.”
“Two years ago we decided to partner with an established organization in executive education for the financial markets, so we chose Financial Standards. Together we’ve produced quality programs on crypto and blockchain for the university environment, professional associations and industry groups.”
“The newest member of my team had the exceptional privilege to study on a one-on-one basis for the NFA Series 3 license. They had previously struggled in certain areas of the exam and didn’t pass. Working with Financial Standards Executive Education, they tackled those challenging areas and provided a strategy that proved successful. Sufficed to say, their help and mentorship made all the difference. I am certainly grateful and my staff is overjoyed to get over this hurdle and move into their new AP role.”
"I took the program that they did in conjunction with DePaul University in Chicago on Blockchain, Digital Ledger technology and Cryptoassets. I was very impressed by their breadth and depth of knowledge across this space, from mining and ICO strategy and technicalities, through investing practices and regulation. I highly recommend."
"I attended the Fundamental of Futures and Options course in New York, and it proved to be great preparation for passing the NFA Series 3 Examination. Great instructor!"
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