The International Council for Derivative Trading is a global initiative by leading industry professionals and institutions from North America, Europe and Asia. Our goal is to advance the financial derivative market on a global scale, by both helping the industry develop through sensible regulation and increased visibility, and by offering official derivative-centered certifications for professionals and independent investors.
The world of financial derivatives has come a long way from the 19th century ag-based trading floors of the Chicago Board of Trade. From the phasing out of the open outcry system to the recent boom in computerized options and futures trading, the industry is growing exponentially. Such growth needs to be accompanied by the development of a sensible regulatory framework, which, coupled with increased visibility and professional training, will contribute to further expansion among all market actors.