Piebe Teeboom joins FIA EPTA as Secretary General

1 March 2016

FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Piebe Teeboom as Secretary General.

Mr. Teeboom will take the reins of the association representing European proprietary trading firms as of 1 April 2016. He joins FIA EPTA from the AFM, the Netherlands’ financial markets regulatory body, where he had held the position of Senior Adviser on capital markets strategy and policy since January 2010. He began his career as a researcher in economic policy and transatlantic relations at the University of Amsterdam.   

Mark Spanbroek, Acting Chairman of FIA EPTA, said: “We’re delighted to have found someone of Piebe’s calibre to lead FIA EPTA through a critical stage in the development of our industry. He brings a strong understanding of the European capital markets together with deep knowledge of the European regulatory and political process. His experience makes him the ideal candidate to support our members through a time of regulatory and market change, and help FIA EPTA play its part in improving and strengthening European capital markets.”

Piebe Teeboom comments: “Over the past six years I’ve been closely involved in helping develop the European single rulebook and through my work at FIA EPTA will continue my commitment to achieving a level playing field and robust markets in Europe. With the finalisation of the rulemaking phase of MiFID II in sight, it’s now time for those rules to be implemented. I’m looking forward to working closely with FIA EPTA’s members through the implementation of this directive as well taking up other important regulatory files, such as CRD IV and EMIR.”


The European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) was established in June 2011 to represent firms from across Europe who trade with their own capital. FIA EPTA is an affiliate of FIA, the global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets. FIA EPTA works to promote alignment of market regulation across the world. The Association believes that the best markets for all are those which are well-regulated, safe and transparent, and that are open to competition and guarantee fair access to all participants. The Association voices the opinions of its members to legislators and regulators in Brussels and the EU member states, helping to guide legislation through a better understanding of trading practices.

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FIA is the leading global trade organization for the futures, options and centrally cleared derivatives markets, with offices in London, Singapore and Washington, D.C. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses, trading firms and commodities specialists from more than 48 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system, and promote high standards of professional conduct. As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA's firms play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in global financial markets.