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FIA publishes China netting and collateral legal opinions

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  • Trade associations call for deletion of active account proposal

    FIA and ten other trade associations have urged EU policymakers to delete the Active Account Requirement proposed in EMIR 3.0. The associations, which represent European end users of derivatives along with providers of clearing services, highlight the detrimental implications of the proposed requirement on EU capital markets, including fragmentation, loss of netting benefits, and making the EU less resilient to market stresses with no benefit to EU financial stability.

  • FIA welcomes EU-UK MoU on regulatory cooperation in financial services 

    "Cleared derivatives markets are truly global and know no boundaries, so FIA is pleased to see this MoU as a tangible sign of the commitment between the EU and UK to work together and usher in a renewed era of cooperation," said FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken.

  • FIA, ISDA, AIMA and EFAMA publish statement on the EC’s proposed amendments to EMIR

    The European Commission has proposed that firms subject to the EU clearing obligation should have an active account at an EU CCP, while giving the European Securities and Markets Authority the power to define the portion of certain euro- and Polish zloty-denominated contracts that should be cleared through those accounts via secondary regulation. Changes to capital rules would reinforce this, making it less commercially viable for EU market participants to clear through
    CCPs based outside the EU.

  • FIA submits comments to CSRC on draft Measures for the Administration of Futures Exchanges

    FIA has responded to the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s (CSRC) consultation on its  "Administrative Measures for Futures Exchanges." The draft Measures are significant as they establish a unified framework and lay down common requirements to be adopted by all futures exchanges established in the People's Republic of China.