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  • FIA contributes comments to UK HM Treasury’s Wholesale Markets Review

    FIA commented on the HM Treasury’s (HMT) Wholesale Markets review as part of the UK government’s efforts to establish how UK markets should adapt following the UK’s departure from the EU.

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  • Enhancing the clearing ecosystem: Physical deliveries

    The FIA Operations Americas division presents a panel on physical deliveries processing and settlements. In this webinar, our panelists discuss the challenges and opportunities of processing physical deliveries, managing the differences across products, deadlines and exchanges as well as the settlement process. 

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  • FIA submits response to ESMA consultation on technical standards for commodity derivatives

    On 23 July, FIA and ISDA submitted a joint response to ESMA's consultation on technical standards (draft RTS 21 and ITS 4) for commodity derivatives following announced changes to the position limits regime as part of the MiFID II 'quick fix', which will apply from 28 February 2022.

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  • FIA responds to European Commission's Delegated Act on AAE MiFID

    FIA responded to the European Commission consultation on a draft Delegated Act setting out details regarding the ancillary activities exemption for commodity firms under MiFID II, which was amended by the MiFID quick fix earlier this year.

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  • FIA briefs CFTC advisory committee on global agricultural futures trading

    On 9 June, FIA gave a presentation on agricultural futures trading to the Agricultural Advisory Committee of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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  • Commodities in the current volatile environment

    Commodities have long been considered one of the safest hedges against inflation and have traditionally performed well during periods of market turmoil.

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  • CFTC position limits: looking ahead to implementation and compliance

    On 10 December FIA provided members with a detailed overview of the CFTC’s final position limits rule.  Panelists from FIA, the CFTC, CME, ICE and Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP discussed the development, effective and compliance dates, and requirements of the final rule.  Special emphasis was placed on implementation issues and the expanded role of the exchanges in administering federal position limits and hedge exemptions. The panelists also responded to questions from the attendees.

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  • FIA welcomes new House Agriculture Committee leadership

    FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today released the following statement congratulating House Agriculture Committee Chairman-designate Representative David Scott and Ranking Member-designate Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson.

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  • FIA supports CFTC proposal on initial margin requirements for non-cleared swaps

    FIA’s commodities members generally support the two CFTC proposals regarding the “Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants.” The Proposals seek to amend the current margin requirements for uncleared swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants for which there is no prudential regulator.

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  • Markets need to be part of the climate change solution, says FIA

    FIA has published a new policy paper, "How derivatives markets are helping the world fight climate change," in consultation with its members across the cleared derivatives industry on climate-related risks for financial markets and the global economy. 

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