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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Balancing blockchain’s big potential with its big risks

    Christopher K. Hehmeyer has seen a host of changes in derivatives markets since beginning his career as a runner on the Chicago Board of Trade's trading floor in 1977, but none of them have quite the same disruptive potential as blockchain.

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    B3 programs help market makers thrive

    Sponsored Content: The Brazilian Stock Exchange (B3) has been experiencing exponential growth in various instruments such as interest rate futures, foreign exchange, stock indices, and individual stocks. B3 strongly believes that market makers are a key mechanism to increase the liquidity in these markets.

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  • CEO Insight - Advocacy is only part of the picture at FIA

    Through technology and operational solutions, FIA helps improve the efficiency and resilience of derivatives markets

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  • CFTC codifies relief for CPOs and CTAs, harmonizing rules with SEC

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a public meeting Nov. 25 in Washington, D.C., to discuss final amendments to several sections of the agency's Part 4 rules. The amendments, which passed in two separate packages, provided registration and compliance relief to certain types of commodity pool operators (CPOs) and commodity trading advisors (CTAs).

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