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  • Data Spotlight - TTF gas futures see record trading amid Russia-related turmoil

    Over the last five years, the TTF gas futures contract has become the main benchmark for the European gas market and the second-most heavily traded gas contract in the world. Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked even more interest in this contract, with trading volume hitting an all-time record in March.

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  • People news - March/April 2022

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - FIA Hall of Fame honors Sharon Bowen, Ron Filler and Arthur Hahn

    In this episode, FIA honors the careers of three distinguished individuals from the cleared derivatives industry who were recently inducted into its Hall of Fame – former CFTC Commissioner Sharon Bowen; Ronald Filler, director of the Financial Services Law Institute at New York Law School; and Arthur Hahn,  longtime global co-chair of the Financial Services practice at Katten Muchin Rosenman. (Hosted by FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken)

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  • US lawmakers quiz CFTC on digital assets

    The US House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on 31 March featuring Rostin Behnam, chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to discuss the agency's current priorities and upcoming work areas. The hearing, titled "The State of the CFTC," was dominated by questions related to the regulation of futures based on bitcoin and other digital assets.

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - Survey reveals key trends in crypto, clearing and the cloud

    A recent survey of derivatives market participants showed key trends in crypto-related innovations, the global clearing ecosystem, cloud computing, and operational risks, among other areas. Stephen Bruel, who heads the Derivatives and FX practice on the Market Structure and Technology team at Coalition Greenwich, shares key data points from the firm's recent survey and what the data may mean for the future of the global derivatives industry. (Hosted by Will Acworth).

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  • LCH expands client clearing service for CDS

    LCH SA, the Paris-based clearinghouse within the London Stock Exchange Group, has expanded the range of contracts that can be cleared through CDSClear, its clearing service for credit default derivatives. The move is part of the clearinghouse's goal of ramping up its share of the European credit derivatives market and expanding its clearing services to US-based members and clients.

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  • Viewpoint – Stronger together at Boca

    After three years away, Boca exceeded my expectations. Nothing was going to dissuade our industry from getting back together in 2022. Last week, FIA welcomed nearly 1,100 delegates to Boca, matching our pre-pandemic numbers for conference attendees. We also saw record sponsorships, thanks to many traditional partners and some first timers who see our industry as strategically attractive. 

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  • Commentary: Top takeaways from FIA Boca

    FIA's annual conference in Boca Raton provides a unique opportunity for taking stock of trends in the listed and cleared derivatives industry. This year's conference, held on March 15-17, was no exception.

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  • Crypto regulation comes under the spotlight at Boca

    Panelists from US and EU regulators discuss who should be the crypto sheriff in their jurisdictions

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  • Technology is driving market structure efficiencies, experts say

    During a panel discussion on the future of market structure at FIA's International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., industry leaders discussed the impact of recent volatility as well as innovative trends that will impact business models in the future.

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