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  • US Congress questions industry on merits and risks of FTX's non-intermediated model 

    US lawmakers questioned experts in the derivatives industry on May 12 about the recent proposal from FTX US Derivatives to clear margined products using a non-intermediated model. The hearing conducted by the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture was titled "Changing Market Roles: The FTX Proposal and Trends in New Clearinghouse Models," and featured testimony from FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken.

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  • People news - April/May 2022

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • Market experts push back on proposed EU ETS restrictions

    Warnings come as lawmakers contemplate restricting financial participation in the EU Emissions Trading System.

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  • Viewpoint - Getting margin right

    When derivatives markets become more volatile, everyone agrees that margin requirements must go up. But how much higher? Set margins too high, and trading becomes too expensive. Set margins too low, and traders take too much risk. It's the Goldilocks problem – margin needs to be just right.

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - FIA Hall of Fame honors Ken Raisler, Steve Sparke, Steve Staszak and Hiromi Yamaji

    In this episode, FIA honors the careers of four distinguished individuals from the cleared derivatives industry who were recently inducted into its Hall of Fame – Ken Raisler, a longtime Sullivan & Cromwell partner and derivatives law expert; Steve Sparke, an industry veteran who served at UBS and Marex; Steve Staszak, former director of clearing operations at CME; and Hiromi Yamaji, who helped to develop the derivatives operations at the Japan Exchange Group. (Hosted by FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken)

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - FIA Hall of Fame honors Chuck Hohman, Blythe Masters and Joanne Medero

    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 – Chuck Hohman, the "banker of the futures industry" at BMO Harris; Blythe Masters, an accomplished industry executive who played a key role the birth of credit derivatives; and Joanne Medero, who worked in financial services public policy for more than 30 years. (Hosted by FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken)

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  • People news - March/April 2022

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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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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  • 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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  • 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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