U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (http://www.cftc.gov)
The CFTC is an independent agency created by Congress in 1974 whose mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets.
International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (www.isda.org)
ISDA is a global financial trade association whose members include most of the world’s major institutions that deal in privately negotiated derivatives, as well as many of the businesses, governmental entities and other end users that rely on over-the-counter derivatives to manage efficiently the financial market risks inherent in their core economic activities.
Managed Funds Association (www.managedfunds.org)
Managed Funds Association is a trade association established in 1991 that represents the global alternative investment industry. Its members are professionals in hedge funds, funds of funds and managed futures funds, as well as industry service providers.