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  • 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 cautions CFTC on regulation of AI

    FIA has urged the CFTC to take a "technology-neutral" approach and focus on "outcomes and use cases" rather than the technology itself. FIA also urged the CFTC to consider the applicability of its existing rules and regulations before presupposing that new, AI-specific regulations are needed.

  • FIA calls on international regulators to continue progress on margin transparency

    FIA has filed a letter with international standard-setting bodies urging further progress on efforts to increase the resilience of global derivatives markets in times of stress. The letter was submitted in response to a consultation on initial margin requirements in centrally cleared derivatives markets that was issued by Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), the Bank for International Settlements' Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

  • European T+1 Industry Task Force responds to UK report

    FIA has joined several industry associations in welcoming a recent UK report on moving to T+1 settlement.


Speeches & Testimony

  • Competing with conviction, respecting the contest

    Opening remarks of Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA, at the International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, FL. As prepared for delivery.

  • Down-payments to modernizing our industry

    Opening remarks of Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA, at the Asia Derivatives Conference in Singapore on 29 November 2023.

  • Building the foundations for successful derivatives markets

    FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken's opening remarks at FIA Expo 2023 discuss the importance of building a strong foundation for the future of exchange-traded derivatives markets.

  • 'Trust is foundational to open and accessible markets'

    Opening remarks of Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA, at the International Derivatitves Expo in London on 20 June 2023. 


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