The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library’s mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations. The Office of the Librarian is tasked to set policy and to direct and support programs and activities to accomplish the Library’s mission.


Congress established its Law Library in 1832, recognizing its need for ready access to reliable legal materials. The Law Library has grown over the years to become the world’s largest law library, with a collection of over three million volumes spanning the ages and covering virtually every jurisdiction in the world.


CAIA Association: The Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association (R) is an independent, not-for-profit global organization committed to education and professionalism in the field of alternative investments. Founded in 2002, the Association is the sponsoring body for the CAIA designation. Recognized globally, the CAIA designation certifies one’s mastery of the concepts, tools and practices essential for understanding alternative investments and promotes adherence to high standards of professional conduct.
aima_logo.jpg AIMA, the Alternative Investment Management Association is the hedge fund industry’s global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,100 corporate members worldwide.
cboe_logo.jpg CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange is the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, and is home to the world-renowned Options Institute.
mfa_logo.jpg MFA, The Managed Funds Association is the voice of the global alternative investment community.  Established in 1991, MFA is the primary source of information for policy makers and the media and the leading advocate for sound business practices and industry growth.
OIC, The Options Industry Council was created as a non-profit organization to increase awareness, knowledge and responsible usage of exchange-listed equity options among retail investors, their financial advisors and institutional investors.
wfi_logo.jpg WFI, the Women and Financial Independence program of the Smith College Center for Financial Education, is designed to provide women with the skills and knowledge necessary to address financial matters that may arise in their personal, professional, family and community lives. In establishing this program, Smith recognizes financial literacy as vital to achieving leadership of all kinds in today’s complex world. The program aims to enable women to contribute to their own well-being as well as to that of their families and communities. Thus it adds another dimension to what Sophia Smith envisioned when she founded the college: through women’s higher education, “their power for good will be incalculably enlarged.”
ssrn_logo.jpg < SSRN, The Social Science Research Network, is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences.