CCP Risk

Central counterparties are a crucial element of resilient derivatives markets. As such, one of FIA's top priorities is protecting CCPs through assessing potential risks and ensuring our markets can function in an orderly and transparent fashion even in times of stress.

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Explore FIA's Exchange Risk Controls Repository

FIA is building and maintaining a central repository of exchange-provided risk controls and practices in global cleared derivatives markets for the exclusive use of FIA members. In consultation with member firms, we developed a survey that helps provide greater transparency and facilitates risk-control benchmarking for global brokers, clearing firms, trading firms and commercial and institutional traders. This convenient centralized source of information about exchange risk controls makes it easier for firms to expand the range of markets that they use around the world.


  • FIA responds to FSB consultation on Liquidity Preparedness for Margin and Collateral Calls

    FIA’s response highlights several key points for international standard setters to consider including the importance of margin transparency and simulation tools from Central Counterparties for NBFIs and the need for a balanced regulatory approach to ensure compliance with FSB recommendations without overburdening clearing members.

  • FIA backs international effort to promote "effective practices" for variation margin

    FIA has responded to a discussion paper released by international standard setters that sets out eight "effective practices" for streamlining variation margin in centrally cleared markets. The discussion paper addresses the need for greater transparency and understanding of margin practices at central counterparties, particularly in light of recent episodes of market volatility triggered by the COVID crisis and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. 

  • 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.

  • 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.