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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. 

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

Latest News

GMEX joins Swiss Futures and Options Association

Geneva, London, 23 June 2015

Global Markets Exchange Group Limited (GMEX) announced today that it has become a member of the Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA). GMEX is authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to operate GMEX Exchange. GMEX is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GMEX Group.

For more information, please click here: GMEX_SFOA_062015.pdf

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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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SDR Monthly Newsletters

SDR 60: May 2015

Cover-58In the 60th SDR newsletter we cover an interview with Norman Hay (ex-CEO Cargill International): can firms be “too big to fail”?; there’s a piece on oil hedging from Simon Jacques, the ‘Trade Finance Shipping Wizard'; and we review the struggling Greek economy.

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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. It’s good news that there is enough of a consensus in Europe on policy and there does seem 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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