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

DMIST Consultation Paper: Standard Regarding Timeliness of Trade Give-Up and Allocation


DMIST – with approval from its Sponsor Board – releases its first public consultation on a proposed standard on the timeliness of trade give-up and allocation. DMIST standards are developed through an eight-stop process that encourages cross-industry engagement and public consultation and feedback. The release of this public consultation is the fifth step in the process.

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Key FIA-led initiatives

FIA holds an annual coordinated industry effort to test business continuance and functionality between exchanges, clearinghouses and their member firms.

FIA has released a report calling on participants in the futures and options industry to work together on a major initiative to improve the efficiency of the trading and clearing process for exchange-traded derivatives.

Our members are working to educate the public on the benefits of electronic trading, provide policymakers with expert feedback on regulatory proposals, and promote best practices in risk controls.

Other resources

Operations Americas Division
Operations Americas Division
Read more about Ops Americas Division workstreams
Operations Webinars
Recent webinars include a session on APAC cross border trading
View a full list of FIA committees, forums and working groups
Contact list
Emergency Operations Contact Sheet
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Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST)
An FIA-led effort to develop industry-wide standards

Latest news and updates

  • CFTC advisory committee touches on cybersecurity

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) held a meeting on 22 March, with cyber risk a major topic of discussion.

  • Cyber resilience requires vigilance and communication, experts say

    In a panel discussion about cyber resilience at FIA's Boca conference, key stakeholders from across the derivatives industry agreed on the importance of vigilance and communication to protect global derivatives markets.

  • FIA announces Cyber Risk Taskforce at CFTC meeting 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a meeting of its Market Risk Advisory Committee on March 8, and the recent cyber-attack on one of the industry's technology service providers was one of the main topics of discussion. FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken, one of the speakers invited to address this issue, described FIA's role in the industry's response to the attack and announced the formation of a Cyber Risk Taskforce to examine the longer-term implications for cleared derivatives markets. 

  • DMIST looks to future-proof ETD markets

    Cleared derivatives markets have gone through a lot in the last three years – from the operational disruptions caused by a global pandemic to energy supply shocks caused by the war in Ukraine. The Derivatives Market Institute for Standards, or DMIST, was created to improve the efficiency and resilience of the trading and clearing ecosystem.