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FIA Principal Traders Group

The FIA Principal Traders Group is an association of firms that trade their own capital on exchanges in futures, options and equities markets worldwide. FIA PTG advocates for open access to markets, transparency, and data-driven policy.

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FIA PTG makes the case for Congressional oversight over CAT funding
December 8, 2023 CONTINUE READING
FIA PTG responds to SEC equity market structure reform proposals
March 31, 2023 CONTINUE READING
FIA PTG responds to FTC Non-Compete Clause Rulemaking
April 19, 2023 CONTINUE READING
FIA PTG responds to SEC Dealer Definition Proposal
May 27, 2022 CONTINUE READING

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  • FIA releases best practices for automated trading risk controls and system safeguards

    This paper consolidates our previous work and covers best practices in pre-trade risk management, exchange volatility control mechanisms, post-trade analysis and exchange-based conformance testing, among other areas. These practices are designed to help ensure that markets operate safely, regardless of the technology used. 

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  • FIA PTG responds to CBOT block trade reporting window change  

    In a letter filed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the FIA Principal Traders Group raised concerns with the self-certified rule change by the Chicago Board of Trade that extends the block trade reporting window for certain CBOT US Treasury futures contracts.

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  • FIA and FIA PTG support legal challenge of US FTC rule banning noncompete agreements

    FIA and the FIA Principal Traders Group along with several other financial services trade associations have filed an amicus brief in a second case involving the US Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule that would ban nearly all noncompete agreements in the US.

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  • FIA PTG responds to US FTC’s rule banning nearly all noncompete agreements

    FIA and FIA Principal Traders Group have filed an amicus brief along with several other financial services trade associations in a case involving the US Federal Trade Commission’s recently issued rule that bans nearly all noncompete agreements in the US. In their brief, the associations highlighted the practical challenges of the rule for the financial industry and warned that it would harm competition and endanger confidential information.

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  • FIA PTG responds to Nasdaq Cabinet Proximity Option Program Proposals

    In a letter filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG) urged the SEC to disapprove Nasdaq’s proposed rule changes to Expand the Cabinet Proximity Option Program and to Establish a Reservation Fee. FIA PTG raised three principal concerns with respect to the Proposed Rule Changes all in connection with Nasdaq’s existing data center facilities in Carteret, NJ (NY11) and Nasdaq’s new facility under construction just to the north of NY11 (NY11-4).

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  • FIA PTG joins FIA, CME and ICE in responding to CFTC Request for Comment on AI

    In a letter filed with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today, the FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG) joined FIA, CME Group and Intercontinental Exchange in responding to the CFTC’s request for comment on the uses of artificial intelligence in derivatives markets. The letter commends the CFTC for seeking public input and hopes this is the first of many steps the CFTC will take to better understand any potential, risks, and use cases for AI.

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