Today, FIA reflects on the events of September 11, 2001, and honors the many acts of bravery and courage shown on that day. We mourn the loss of life from the terrorist attacks, and we pay tribute to the heroism of the first responders who were responsible for saving so many. None of us can forget the shocking collapse of the World Trade Center towers that contained hundreds of people from our industry. Today we honor those men and women who lost their lives and express our condolences to the friends and families they left behind.
FIA also recognizes the outpouring of support from around the world and the shared determination across all segments of our industry to rise above the destruction. In the 20 years since that fateful day, the derivatives and capital markets have grown ever more robust and resilient, but we should not forget the trauma we suffered and the lessons we learned. Let us all remember those we lost that day and thank those who rushed to the scene to help others, often at their own expense. FIA will never forget.
For more information, read the following reports published by FIA in 2001 about colleagues lost in the tragedy and the impact on our industry :
- Gone But Not Forgotten – Obituaries of futures industry professionals lost that day
- Remembering 9/11 – Looking back at the impact on the futures industry
- Press Releases