Operations, Execution & Technology
Through close partnership with our members, FIA helps to develop industry-wide standards and solutions for operations and execution, supports new technology initiatives and builds communities of information and data sharing. For information on FIA's work in these areas or learn more about how to participate, contact email@example.com
Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST)
DMIST was formed as an outgrowth of industry conversations following high volume and volatility in February and March 2020, at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. DMIST’s ultimate goal is to encourage widespread adoption of standards in the exchange traded derivatives industry that will help make markets more efficient, resilient, and competitive for all.
DMIST Publishes Trade Allocations Standard and Launches Consultation on Average Pricing
FIA and DMIST, the Derivatives Market Institute for Standards, jointly announced the publication of the Final Standard for Improving Timeliness of Trade Give-Ups and Allocations. DMIST also released a consultation paper on average pricing.
This is the first standard finalized by DMIST and an important milestone in its work to improve operational efficiency in futures trading and clearing. DMIST was established by FIA in April 2022 as an independent standards body. Its purpose is to encourage widespread adoption of standards that will help make markets more efficient, resilient, and competitive.
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FIA responds to DORA Level 2 consultations
FIA has responded to the European Supervisory Authorities’ consultations on the first batch of policy products under the Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA). While FIA generally supports the ESAs’ proposed changes, the responses highlight remaining industry concerns and areas where more clarity is needed.CONTINUE READING
DMIST extends comment period on average pricing standard
The comment period on the Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST) Consultation Paper on a Standard Regarding Average Pricing has been extended to October 12.CONTINUE READING
CFTC committee discusses technology and cyber issues
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) on 18 July, touching on topics including the use of artificial intelligence, decentralized finance, and cyber resilience for financial markets.CONTINUE READING
Liquidity and margin concerns top areas of market evolution
Industry leaders at FIA's IDX conference acknowledged the continued resilience of global derivative markets amid recent disruptions, but noted several new areas of improvement and opportunity as the industry looks to the future with a focus on market liquidity.CONTINUE READING