Our member firms doing business in commodity markets play crucial role for the global economy by facilitating price discovery and helping end-users manage risk.
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The pandemic and geopolitical events have impacted all facets of commodity firm operations. Join regulators, exchanges, market participants and law firms to discuss the important issues of the day in energy, agriculture and metals. Register now for the FIA Forum: Commodities 2022 on 21-22 June in Houston, Texas.
Commodity futures and clearing FAQ - The value of intermediaries
Modern commodity futures markets provide many important functions, including price-discovery and risk-management. Here's everything you need to know about commodity futures trading and clearing:CONTINUE READING
Viewpoint - Getting margin right
When derivatives markets become more volatile, everyone agrees that margin requirements must go up. But how much higher? Set margins too high, and trading becomes too expensive. Set margins too low, and traders take too much risk. It's the Goldilocks problem – margin needs to be just right.CONTINUE READING