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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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  • FIA supports 12 month extension to QCPP transitional period

    FIA has responded to the European Commission’s consultation on the Implementing Regulation to extend the qualifying central counterparty (QCCP) transitional period under the Capital Requirements Regulation II (CRR). FIA fully supports the extension, which will avoid disruption to international financial markets.

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  • FIA, ISDA and FIA EPTA support supervisory convergence for European Supervisory Authorities

    FIA, ISDA and FIA EPTA have jointly responded to the European Commission's targeted consultation on the functioning of the European Supervisory Authorities, which seeks to take stock of supervisory convergence and how the EU’s single rulebook works in practice. The results of the consultation will feed into a report reviewing the ESAs.

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  • FIA letter to President Biden highlights priorities and opportunities

    On behalf of FIA's membership, we wish you all the success as you begin your work as the 46th President of the United States. Policies affecting financial markets are sure to feature prominently in your agenda, particularly in light of the recent volatility in securities markets.

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  • Associations send letter to Commission on DTO equivalence

    On December 9, FIA, ISDA and six other trades associations (the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, the Alternative Investment Management Association, the European Banking Federation, Electronic Debt Markets Association Europe, the European Venues and Intermediaries’ Association and the asset management group of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association) sent a letter requesting that the European Commission recognize the equivalence of UK trading venues for the purposes of the derivatives trading obligation before the end of the Brexit transition period.

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  • European Commission urged to issue equivalence determinations before end of transition period

    On 30 November, FIA jointly with ISDA, AIMA, AFME, ICI Global, EBF and EFAMA submitted a letter recommending the European Commission to issue equivalence determinations under EMIR Art 2a before the end of the transition period, in order to ensure that EU firms can benefit from treatment similar to that available to firms established in the UK, avoiding unintended consequences that would have an impact on their risk management or investment activities.

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  • FIA submits response to FCA Consultation Paper on its approach to international firms (CP20-20)

    On 27 November, FIA responded to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation on its approach to international firms.

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  • FIA and GFMA comment on China’s draft Personal Information Protection Law

    FIA and GFMA wrote in support of a draft law in China to establish reasonable and proportionate mechanisms to safeguard personal information.

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  • FIA paper on the necessity, path and related issues of opening the financial futures market

    FIA greatly appreciates CFFEX’s interest in these critical topics that affect the global financial markets and the end-users who rely on derivatives products for price certainty and to hedge their risks. FIA strongly supports the regulatory recognition and deference model that has been the foundation of the futures industry for years. Identical rules, on a line-by-line basis, implemented globally across jurisdictions is impracticable.

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  • FIA welcomes the decisions by EC on time-limited equivalence and ESMA on UK CCP temporary recognition

    FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today made the following statement in reaction to the EC and ESMA decisions to formally grant temporary equivalence and recognition for clearinghouses based in the UK, which allow them to continue to provide clearing services in the EU at the end of the transition period between the EU and the UK.

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