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FIA European Principal Traders Association

FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) represents Europe’s leading Principal Trading Firms. Our 24 members are independent market makers and providers of liquidity and risk transfer for exchanges and end-investors across Europe. We work constructively with policymakers, regulators and other market stakeholders to ensure efficient, resilient, high-quality financial markets.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the FCA’s CP22/12 on Improving Equity Secondary Markets

    FIA EPTA is appreciative to the FCA for taking the lead in designing an improved post-trade transparency regime which should benefit the efficiency and competitiveness of UK capital markets. FIA EPTA members found broad support for the FCA’s proposals and found them to be mostly welcome enhancements to the current approach to post-trade transparency.

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  • FIA EPTA Response to IOSCOs Decentralised Finance (DeFi) paper

    In the paper, IOSCO lays out a general overview of the DeFi space, and some of the challenges and risks regulators see. FIA EPTA and its members are becoming part of the DeFi space and are pleased to see the growing interest from policymakers and regulators. One of the key challenges that the IOSCO paper tried to tackle is defining what DeFi is, this is also an issue faced by market participants as there is no general view on DeFi yet.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the EBA Discussion Paper on the role of Environmental Risks in the Prudential Framework

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Banking Authority (EBA) Discussion Paper on the role of Environmental Risks in the Prudential Framework. In 2019 FIA EPTA established a Sustainable Finance Committee for its member firms to explore how liquidity providers can contribute to the green transition. It is FIA EPTA’s view that sustainable finance offers a great promise in unlocking investment capital that is essential for fighting climate change and mitigating its impact for citizens.

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  • 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.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the FCA’s CP22/12 on Improving Equity Secondary Markets

    FIA EPTA is appreciative to the FCA for taking the lead in designing an improved post-trade transparency regime which should benefit the efficiency and competitiveness of UK capital markets. FIA EPTA members found broad support for the FCA’s proposals and found them to be mostly welcome enhancements to the current approach to post-trade transparency.

    CONTINUE READING
  • FIA EPTA Response to IOSCOs Decentralised Finance (DeFi) paper

    In the paper, IOSCO lays out a general overview of the DeFi space, and some of the challenges and risks regulators see. FIA EPTA and its members are becoming part of the DeFi space and are pleased to see the growing interest from policymakers and regulators. One of the key challenges that the IOSCO paper tried to tackle is defining what DeFi is, this is also an issue faced by market participants as there is no general view on DeFi yet.

    CONTINUE READING
  • FIA EPTA response to the EBA Discussion Paper on the role of Environmental Risks in the Prudential Framework

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Banking Authority (EBA) Discussion Paper on the role of Environmental Risks in the Prudential Framework. In 2019 FIA EPTA established a Sustainable Finance Committee for its member firms to explore how liquidity providers can contribute to the green transition. It is FIA EPTA’s view that sustainable finance offers a great promise in unlocking investment capital that is essential for fighting climate change and mitigating its impact for citizens.

    CONTINUE READING
  • 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.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the UK Government Call for Evidence to support its update of the Green Finance Strategy

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Government Call for Evidence to support its update of the Green Finance Strategy.  FIA EPTA members believe that the UK Government is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change and mitigating its impact on citizens. The UK Government showed its leadership during COP26 in Glasgow and with the review of many legislative initiatives as also this Call for Evidence shows.

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  • FIA EPTA response to the European Commission consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market in the European Union and on the consideration of ESG factors in credit ratings

    FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the European Commission consultation on the functioning of the ESG ratings market in the European Union and on the consideration of ESG factors in credit ratings FIA EPTA members believe regulation is needed to build credible and meaningful ESG ratings. Investors need the ESG ratings for their investment decisions, as ESG investments are growing, the demand for ESG ratings will only grow.

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