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  • How ZISHI is preparing students for the derivatives trading world

    ZISHI, the former training arm of prop trading group OSTC, is working with a growing number of universities in the UK to provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses to prepare students for the financial trading world. Already supported by ICE and options market maker Mako Trading, ZISHI is looking for more firms in the derivatives industry to support its efforts as it advances in its mission to provide "financial education for all."

  • FIA responds to CFTC risk management proposals for FCMs

    FIA has filed a comment letter responding to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s advanced notice of proposed rulemaking on risk management program (RMP) regulations for futures commission merchants and swap dealers.

  • Viewpoint - Disincentivizing clearing: It’s déjà vu all over again 

    In the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s failure, U.S. regulators announced in July a proposal that raise the amount of capital required for the clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. This is a dangerous move that disincentivizes hedging among businesses, runs counter to reforms aimed at preventing government bailouts, and increases costs for consumers and businesses.

  • August 2023 SEF trading activity

    Trading volume on swap execution facilities reached $955 billion in average notional value per day during August 2023.

  • FIA announces 10 startups selected for 2023 Innovators Pavilion

    The companies will exhibit in the 2023 Innovators Pavilion, FIA's annual showcase for fintech startups relevant to derivatives trading and clearing. The Pavilion will take place during FIA’s Futures and Options Expo on 2-3 October in Chicago. The startups were selected by an independent committee of industry experts drawn from FIA member firms as well as venture capital firms focused on capital markets.

  • US energy producers reduce hedging to capture upside from higher prices

    US oil and gas producers are reducing the amount of protection they are buying against the risk of falling prices, according to an analysis of public disclosures by Wood Mackenzie, the consulting firm.