Higher capital requirements for banking organizations have significant impacts on the ability of banks to provide clearing services for their customers. We are working with regulators to promote risk-reducing effects of clearing while at the same time, preserve a strong and diverse community of clearing firms.

  • FIA gives remarks on bank capital proposals at CFTC meeting

    Wide range of end-users and financial market utilities voice concerns

  • CFTC EEMAC meeting focuses on US bank capital rules 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) held a meeting on 13 February to discuss proposed increases in US bank capital requirements and the implications for and impact on derivatives markets.  

  • FIA and ISDA recommend changes to Singapore’s capital framework for clearinghouses

    On January 22, FIA and ISDA jointly responded to a consultation from the Monetary Authority of Singapore on proposed amendments to the capital framework for approved exchanges and approved clearinghouses.

  • FIA files comment letter opposing GSIB Surcharge Proposal

    FIA filed a comment letter today with the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System expressing serious concerns with the significant increase in capital requirements for client derivatives clearing activities that the Board has proposed in its GSIB Surcharge Proposals. The changes would, on their own, increase the capital required to engage in client clearing activities by more than 58%.