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FIA advocates for open, transparent and competitive markets around the world. Our global advocacy team  works with regulators, policymakers, and the industry on the development and implementation of legislation and regulation through publications and filings.

FIA responds to JSCC consultation on initial margin and clearing fund calculation methods 
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FIA responds to CFTC proposal on FCM operational resilience framework
April 1, 2024 CONTINUE READING
FIA joins response to BCBS consultation on bank exposures to cryptoassets
March 28, 2024 CONTINUE READING
FIA responds to FICC access and segregation proposals
April 19, 2024 CONTINUE READING

Publications & Filings

  • FIA cautions CFTC on regulation of AI

    FIA has urged the CFTC to take a "technology-neutral" approach and focus on "outcomes and use cases" rather than the technology itself. FIA also urged the CFTC to consider the applicability of its existing rules and regulations before presupposing that new, AI-specific regulations are needed.

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  • FIA responds to CFTC proposed rulemaking on FCM separate account margining

    FCMs are currently relying on no-action relief that allows them to separately margin accounts of the same beneficial owner. This rule marks the second attempt by the CFTC to codify that relief. FIA’s letter asks the CFTC to codify the relief as written without laying on additional highly prescriptive requirements that limit FCM discretion to risk manage accounts.

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  • FIA responds to CFTC Foreign Boards of Trade proposed rulemaking

    Under current rules, US-based commodity pool operators, commodity trading advisers, futures commission merchants and prop firms can directly access Foreign Boards of Trade. The pending rule would include US-based introducing brokers among the permissioned registrants. FIA’s letter supports the proposed expansion, noting that adding introducing brokers to the mix should provide more brokerage options for US customers and promote liquidity in foreign products.

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  • FIA responds to JSCC consultation on initial margin and clearing fund calculation methods 

    FIA has submitted a response to the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation’s consultation, which proposes to introduce stress add-on initial margin charges and a partial revision of the clearing fund calculation method in its listed financial derivatives clearing service.

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  • FIA responds to FICC access and segregation proposals

    FIA has responded to the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation’s proposals to revise its customer clearing access models and to modify its margin segregation rules in order to implement the SEC’s new clearing mandate for U.S. Treasuries. FIA's response identifies conflicts between the proposed access structures and CFTC rules to which FCMs are subject.

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  • FIA calls on international regulators to continue progress on margin transparency

    FIA has filed a letter with international standard-setting bodies urging further progress on efforts to increase the resilience of global derivatives markets in times of stress. The letter was submitted in response to a consultation on initial margin requirements in centrally cleared derivatives markets that was issued by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

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