Global derivatives markets function best when principles-based regulation can be applied across jurisdiction with as little cross-border friction as possible, allowing efficient price-discovery and fair competition.

  • Q&A: China Futures and Derivatives Law

    On a recent FIA webinar, legal experts at Linklaters and Zhao Sheng addressed questions on clearing, licensing, and the extra-territorial implications of China’s Futures and Derivatives Law 

  • FIA EPTA response to IOSCO Consultation Report CR04/22: Exchange Traded Funds – Good Practices for Consideration

    FIA EPTA appreciates the opportunity to comment on IOSCO’s proposed good practices, which we generally welcome. FIA EPTA supports open, fair, transparent and competitive markets. These principles have informed our responses. For example, we believe it is critical to ensure funds’ AP selection processes remain fair and open to new entrants, as this ultimately benefits end-investors and market resilience.

  • FIA EPTA response consultation on the review of the central clearing framework in the EU

    FIA EPTA members believe that the Commission should firstly focus on opportunities to incentivise clearing of new transactions on EU CCPs as moving legacy positions to another CCP will create issues around higher cost and increased risk of closing and re-opening the cleared position on the market. FIA EPTA members believe that harmonisation of the different EU legal frameworks for cross-border activity would be helpful as EU CCPs require complex legal structures to ensure the enforceability of their rules in a default situation.

  • FIA asks EC to expedite equivalence decisions of non-EU CCPs

    FIA has jointly with ISDA, AFME, EBF and EFAMA written to Commissioner Mairead McGuinness requesting that the European Commission expedite the review of clearing arrangements in as many non-EU jurisdictions as possible.