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  • Exchange volatility controls critical to market integrity, say trading experts 

    Speakers at FIA Expo discuss the merits of volatility controls and what exchanges should consider in their design.

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  • Experts focus on traceability in commodity markets

    FIA Expo panelists discuss traceability, the increase in US crude oil exports, and future trends.

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  • Generative AI gaining traction in derivatives markets 

    The use of artificial intelligence in derivatives markets was a key theme at FIA’s Expo conference with speakers sharing how they are exploring potential uses for generative AI as well as demonstrating current applications in trading and clearing.

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  • Rise in options is more than a retail story, say industry experts

    Short-term options markets are booming, but experts at FIA's Expo conference agreed that this is part of a global, multiyear growth story – and much bigger than zero day to expiry options that have gotten so much press lately.

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  • Experts at FIA Expo see promise for tokenization of collateral

    At FIA's Expo conference in Chicago on 2 October, a diverse panel of experts had a frank discussion about the future outlook for the technology and the path to widespread adoption of tokenized collateral. The general consensus was that the industry is a long way from a widespread embrace of the technology, but market participants are still making steady progress and strategic investments in the future of this technology.

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  • Data Spotlight - Open interest in top crypto derivatives hit new highs in 2023

    At the end of 2017, CME Group and Cboe Global Markets received regulatory approval to list futures on bitcoin. A lot has happened in the intervening years, including the so-called "crypto winter" of 2022.  But an FIA data analysis shows that, despite recent challenges, crypto derivatives markets are going strong. 

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  • How ZISHI is preparing students for the derivatives trading world

    ZISHI, the former training arm of prop trading group OSTC, is working with a growing number of universities in the UK to provide undergraduate and postgraduate courses to prepare students for the financial trading world. Already supported by ICE and options market maker Mako Trading, ZISHI is looking for more firms in the derivatives industry to support its efforts as it advances in its mission to provide "financial education for all."

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  • Viewpoint - Disincentivizing clearing: It’s déjà vu all over again 

    In the wake of Silicon Valley Bank’s failure, U.S. regulators announced in July a proposal that raise the amount of capital required for the clearing of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. This is a dangerous move that disincentivizes hedging among businesses, runs counter to reforms aimed at preventing government bailouts, and increases costs for consumers and businesses.

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  • US energy producers reduce hedging to capture upside from higher prices

    US oil and gas producers are reducing the amount of protection they are buying against the risk of falling prices, according to an analysis of public disclosures by Wood Mackenzie, the consulting firm.

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  • Commentary – Three FERC manipulation fact patterns energy traders should watch

    David Applebaum, a partner at the law firm of Jones Day and the former director of the Division of Investigations at FERC, will be moderating a panel at the Commodities Forum dedicated to FERC enforcement and regulatory initiatives. MarketVoice asked David to distill some of the FERC enforcement trends that should be top-of-mind for traders and compliance departments.

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