FIA works closely with member firms to develop industry-standard agreements and other documentation that all market participants can use to support their trading and clearing functions as well as ensure regulatory compliance in different jurisdictions.

FIA’s US Documentation Library contains a wide range of guidance documents and template agreements and disclosures. These include standard give-up agreements, client clearing and execution agreements, risk disclosure statements and a number of exchange-specific agreements.

FIA’s CCP Risk Review™ summarizes the rules and procedures of CCPs worldwide. Written in practical, comparative terms and incorporating key implications of applicable law where relevant, the FIA CCP Risk Review assists market participants and regulators in scrutinizing and understanding the risks relating to CCPs, for both clearing members and clients.

FIA’s European Documentation Library puts valuable legal opinions and client terms of business at your fingertips. This documentation helps you meet regulatory requirements and/or common commercial objectives such as facilitating commercial dealings or addressing areas of capital or risk.

Documentation News

  • Viewpoint – Boca highlights resilience, risk-management and technology

    Last week’s FIA Boca conference was a resounding success on many levels. A few key themes worth highlighting from this flagship event are the resilience, risk-management and technology potential of our markets.

  • 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.

  • FIA New Member Profile – BornTec

    BornTec has been a leading technology provider to capital markets since 2002. CrossCheck™ by BornTec provides real-time at-trade data visibility, alerting, analytics and automation. It creates a complete multi-asset picture of your data in real-time and leverages that golden source across front-office, risk, compliance and C-Suite. True operational resiliency is achieved at limited cost and minimal effort through our low-code automation platform.

  • Futures exchanges and market makers decry impact of price caps on EU gas futures

    Speaking at FIA Boca on 16 March, senior executives at two leading European energy exchanges warned that the cap on prices – known as the "market correction mechanism" – will distort prices and drive hedgers into other markets.

  • Voluntary carbon markets need standards to thrive, futures industry experts say

    US farmers are eager to enter the voluntary carbon market, but concerns about the validity of what is being traded is causing them to hold off from participating, according to Amanda Cain, a managing director at Société Générale, a French bank that runs one of the largest futures trading and clearing businesses in the world.  

  • FIA New Member Profile - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner is an international law firm with 25 offices worldwide. Within its operations, it has expert legal staff dedicated to fintech, digital assets, banking and other sectors of the financial industry. The Finance division at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner advises all segments of the financial services industry, assisting with a broad spectrum of needs across financial regulation and capital markets.