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

  • China opens futures markets further to outside world

    Sixth international commodity futures contract launches in China as barriers are lowered for overseas investors

  • CFTC's Tarbert: Global standards for crypto and CCPs are top industry priorities

    FIA's MarketVoice spoke recently with CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert via video call to get a sense of what he has accomplished in 2020, and what he sees as the future priorities for the agency.

  • FIA Expo – Now is the time to double down on diversity

    Racial injustice during the Covid-19 pandemic has created a tipping point for diversity and inclusion efforts, panelists say

  • FIA Expo - Retail, 'DeFi' panels explore derivatives off the beaten path

    At FIA Expo 2020, the panels "How Small Can You Go" that delved into retail trading trends and "DeFi Demystified" that explored the idea of decentralized finance looked at underappreciated areas and a glimpse of what might lie ahead.

  • FIA Expo - Derivatives markets should prioritize same-day trade processing/give-up acceptance, industry experts say

    Bouts of extreme volatility, record volume, and market stress hit the market in early 2020 in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, participants at an FIA Expo panel on 11 November noted that this real-world stress test of the clearing industry provided an important opportunity to identify core areas of the model that need enhancement and modernization.

  • People News – October/November 2020

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry