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  • People News - November/December 2019

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • Derivatives markets eager for sustainable finance opportunities

    Representatives across exchanges, index providers and banks participating in a panel discussion on environmental, sustainability and governance (ESG) issues at the FIA Asia conference in Singapore on Dec. 5 agreed that the world collectively needs to address the problem of climate change with a sense of urgency. However, they were realistic about the financial industry's role in that transition -- and the importance of presenting solutions that make sense monetarily as well as morally.

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  • Derivatives markets eager for sustainable finance opportunities

    Leaders across the global derivatives industry agree: Doing the right thing is important, but the path to a sustainable future for the global economy depends on following the money, too.

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  • Accelerating innovation in fintech

    Each year, FIA invites a small number of startups to Chicago to introduce them to the banks, brokers and trading firms that attend the annual Futures and Options Expo. The purpose is to help these startups pitch their ideas to potential users in the industry, while at the same time giving industry executives an efficient way to assess the innovative solutions on offer from the global fintech community.

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  • Regional exchanges ramp up efforts to attract global clients

    Leaders from several regional exchanges in Asia discussed their initiatives to attract more international clients at the FIA Asia conference on Dec. 4. Over the past 18 months Dalian Commodity Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange have opened up some of their commodity futures contracts to overseas investors. Representatives from the two exchanges said they plan to "internationalize" more contracts next year and are working to accept more currencies as margin.

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  • Cyber threats - FIA-led exercise helps market participants prepare

    FIA's cybersecurity workshop, now in its third year, was developed by FIA in conjunction with consulting firm Tellefsen and Company. The workshop involves a "table-top" war room scenario where participants arrive without foreknowledge of the problem they will face, and must marshal their collective expertise to resolve the crisis.

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  • Asian commodity markets present uncertainty but opportunity in 2020

    As commodity market participants look ahead to 2020, perhaps the only thing they can be sure of is uncertainty. That was the theme at a panel discussion Dec. 4 at FIA's Asia 2019 conference in Singapore, which touched on trade tensions between the U.S. and China, shifting demand for products and the broader opening of Chinese financial and derivatives markets to the rest of the world.

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  • Regional exchanges ramp up efforts to attract global clients

    Leaders from several regional exchanges in Asia discussed their initiatives to attract more international clients at the FIA Asia conference on Dec. 4.

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  • Working for market access in Asia

    Tze Min Yeo became FIA’s vice president of legal and policy for Asia Pacific in March 2019, charged with continuing FIA’s longstanding mission of providing regional policy expertise and serving as a local resource to assist our partners in Asia.

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  • Clearing a path to sustainability

    In a world where expectations on corporate responsibility and transparency are increasing, companies are recognizing the need to integrate sustainability into their business strategies and policies. One company that is making strides in this area is ABN AMRO Clearing, one of the world's leading firms in the clearing of exchange-traded futures and options. The Dutch firm is determined to play a leading role in facilitating the sustainable transition of financial markets.

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