FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) represents Europe’s leading Principal Trading Firms. Our 28 members are independent market makers and providers of liquidity and risk transfer for exchanges and end-investors across Europe. We work constructively with policymakers, regulators and other market stakeholders to ensure efficient, resilient, high-quality financial markets.
The FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG) is an association of firms that trade their own capital on exchanges in futures, options and equities markets worldwide. FIA PTG members engage in manual, automated, and hybrid methods of trading, and they are active in a wide variety of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. FIA PTG member firms serve as a critical source of liquidity, allowing those who use the markets, including individual investors, to manage their risks and invest effectively. FIA PTG advocates for open access to markets, transparency, and data-driven policy.
FIA Technology Services, Inc. (FIA Tech) is a for-profit subsidiary of FIA. FIA Tech provides key services and processes including managing legal agreements, settling brokerage, meeting compliance requirements and automating reconciliation. Current services include Docs (give up agreements), Atlantis (brokerage settlement), Recs (reconciliations), OOCR service (regulatory compliance), MiFID lockbox and the Databank with its suite of position limit and exchange fees data.
The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit educational foundation. The purpose of the IFM is to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of financial markets and the financial service industry to the global economy, and to improve the technical competence of those in the industry who deal with the public. The Institute engages clients in activities such workshops, conferences, course dissemination, course development and research. Learn more at theifm.org.
Futures Industry Association Japan (FIA Japan) is the only organization in Japan with a membership drawn from the entire cross section of the futures industry. FIA Japan has around 60 Members that include futures and securities exchanges, FCMs, security firms, banks and other users of the markets, as well as legal, technology and other professionals that provide services to the industry. FIA Japan focuses on both financial and commodity markets and it stays abreast of both domestic and international developments in this global industry. For further information, please visit fiajapan.org.