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  • Viewpoint – Brokers and exchanges ramping up resources for retail traders

    Retail trading is one of the fastest growing dimensions of the exchange-traded derivatives markets. This trend picked up speed during the pandemic, and it shows no signs of slowing down.

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  • December 2023 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs reached $333.57 billion in December, down 4% over the last 12 months.

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  • People news – January/February 2024  

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry.

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  • January 2024 SEF trading activity

    Trading volume on swap execution facilities reached a record $1.48 trillion in average notional value per day during January 2024. This was up 74.6% from the previous month and up 38.1% from the same month of the previous year. Compared to December 2023, trading was up in every sector.

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  • Tech trends in 2024

    Big Tech partnerships, operational resilience and GenAI experimentation will continue to be dominant themes this year.

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  • FIA Responds to HKEX Proposal on Severe Weather Trading

    FIA has submitted its response to HKEX’s Proposal on Severe Weather Trading of Hong Kong Securities and Derivatives Markets. FIA expresses its full support for the proposal and highlights that adequate settlement bank support, full capacity operations, ETD vendor participation and give-up processing should be in place to ensure the initiative's success.

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Speeches & Testimony

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • '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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  • FIA CEO Lukken testifies on "Future of Digital Assets" before US House Ag Committee

    Testimony from FIA President and CEO Walter L. Lukken before the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture on 6 June, 2023, for its hearing titled "The Future of Digital Assets: Providing Clarity for Digital Asset Spot Markets.” 

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