The Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA) – previously Swiss Commodities, Futures and Options Association – was founded in 1979 as a non-profit professional association. Our mission is to support the growth and development of the global commodities and derivatives industry as an independent not-for-profit global association. With members spanning the globe, we are the only truly independent association domiciled in a neutral country. 


SFOA Events is the home of training courses, industry newsletters and other events provided & supported by the Swiss Futures & Options Association.

Upcoming Events...


Sept 22/23: Bürgenstock Annual Meeting

22-23 September 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

The Swiss Futures and Options Association (‘SFOA’) is once again hosting its international forum for commodities and derivatives markets in Geneva on September 22 – 24, 2015. Now in its fourth decade, the Bürgenstock Meeting will continue its tradition of attracting high-level speakers from the commodities, emerging markets and derivatives industry at its annual flagship meeting.

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May 26: MiFiD II & FinFrag - Where are we now?

26 May 2015, Geneva, Switzerland

SFOA (Swiss Futures and Options Association), STSA (Swiss Trading and Shipping Association) and GAFTA (Grain and Feed Trade Association) are organising an evening forum and cocktail reception on the evening of 26th May in Geneva. The objective of this event is to provide information for members of SFOA, STSA and Gafta on MiFID and FinfraG.

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SDR Monthly Newsletters...

SDR 59: April 2015

Cover-58We look at the world trade of secondary commodities; discuss bringing competition to the value chain with Abfallboerse; why volatility indexes are relevant; how the monetary approach reigns supreme; and launch this year’s Bürgenstock Meeting.

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SDR 58: March 2015

Cover-58March is here and European stockmarkets are rallying as the ECB’s quantitative easing programme gets under way. The policy consensus in Europe is good news and there seems to be some signs of economic recovery on the continent. Is it all just serendipity?

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SDR 57: February 2015

At this time of the year, we English often say, ‘beware the ides of March’ as usually, after the euphoria surrounding the incoming of a new year and the sense of renewal that we experience, we often tend to come down to earth with the bump as the months follow.

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SDR 56: January 2015

In 1988, the GBP was worth 3 Deutschmarks and several British politicians were worried about the rise of sterling and how to arrest it. UK government attempts to suppress it’s value failed with some severe economic consequences. Ring any bells?

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SDR 55: December 2014

I am delighted to write to you for the first time as Executive Director of the Swiss Futures & Options Association. I took over in late summer at the Association’s last AGM and would like to lay out some of the plans we have for SFOA in the coming months!

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