FIA Warns of Increased Market Fragmentation Caused by Regulation

FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today released a white paper that expresses FIA’s concerns about increased fragmentation of the global listed and cleared derivatives markets due to inconsistent and duplicative regulatory frameworks. Further, the paper urges regulators to embrace the principles of reliance and regulatory cooperation and makes recommendations on how to avoid increased fragmentation in the regulation of cross-border activity in the global derivatives markets.

Futures Industry Association’s head of Europe steps down

The head

Exchange-traded derivatives hit record in 2018


FIA and FIA Tech Release Guidelines for the Simplified Execution Source Code

Today, FIA together with affiliate FIA Tech, announced new technical guidelines for firms to properly identify the correct brokerage when executing and clearing exchange traded derivatives.

FIA Welcomes Progress on Clearinghouse Access

FIA Board Meets in Washington to Discuss Futures Marketplace

FIA’s board of directors is in Washington this week to meet with regulators and members of Congress to press for policies that promote a fair and competitive landscape for the futures and cleared derivatives industry. On the agenda will be discussions regarding the unfair treatment of capital rules for cleared derivatives; a call for the Senate to confirm a full complement of commissioners at the CFTC; and implementing cross-border regulation that ensures open access to markets and fair competition.

Euro Clearing—Will it Stay, or Will it Go?

With just months to go until the UK’s scheduled split from the European Union, one of the key issues for derivatives firms is what will happen to euro clearing.

FIA Releases Summary Statistics for 2017 Futures and Options Volume and Open Interest

  • Total 2017 Volume 25.2 Billion Contracts, Down 0.1% from 2016
  • Year-End Open Interest 839 Million, Up 6.5% from 2016
  • Global Trading of Interest Rate Futures and Options Rose to Record Level
  • Agricultural Futures and Options Volume Fell to Lowest Level Since 2013

London —January 24, 2018 — FIA today released summary statistics for annual trading activity in the global exchange-traded derivatives markets.

SFTR – beware silver bullets

A consortium of trade bodies yesterday published a statement to assist with SFTR compliance. The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), FIA, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA), the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) and the International Securities Lending Association (ISLA) have jointly developed a template which market participants may use to […]

Talking US Treasury Market Structure with FIA

Its been way too long since I’ve posted. Funny how writing for a living makes it hard to write your own blog. Something like “the cobbler’s kids have no shoes”. Anyway, we had a great trip to Chicago earlier this month for the annual FIA Expo. We were told that over 6000 people attended, which […]