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  • EU-UK MoU to boost dialogue on CCP equivalence decisions

    The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between UK and the EU financial regulators is a step forward in improving coordination between the two sides and could pave the way for discussions on "thornier" issues such as equivalence, said panellists at FIA's International Derivatives Expo.

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  • ABN Amro’s Booij completes cycle challenge for Futures for Kids

    The 425km cycle ride from Amsterdam to London caps off a month of fundraising initiatives by the futures industry including the FFK Fun Run.

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  • People News – May/June 2023 

    Appointments, promotions, and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • US House debates granting CFTC spot digital asset oversight

    The US House Committee on Agriculture, which has federal oversight over the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, held a hearing on 6 June titled "The Future of Digital Assets: Providing Clarity for Digital Asset Spot Markets."

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  • CFTC approves updated DCO governance rules

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a public meeting on 7 June where it unanimously approved a final rule on governance requirements for Derivatives Clearing Organizations (DCOs), which updates information requirements associated with customer funds and futures and swaps positions in the same account. The CFTC also advanced an item related to DCO recovery and resolution planning.

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - Amy Lukken, Chief Joyologist, talks altruism and productivity

    Amy Lukken, Chief Joyologist for Tito's Handmade Vodka, talks about her philosophy altruism with her first cousin Walt Lukken, President and CEO of FIA. They discuss the importance of focusing on people over profits in the workplace, their childhood memories together, and much more.

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  • China progresses with Futures and Derivatives Law implementing rules

    The China Securities Regulatory Commission has issued several draft regulations for consultation in recent months to enhance and modernise China's derivatives markets.

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  • EMIR 3.0 under the spotlight at FIA Forum Brussels 

    Regulators and market participants came together at the FIA Forum Brussels to discuss the latest developments in the cleared derivatives markets in Europe.

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  • Data Spotlight - Margin requirements push swaps users into total return futures at Eurex

    When Eurex introduced total return futures on the Eurostoxx 50 in 2016, there was not much trading at first, but gradually it increased, with a big jump during the pandemic and another surge in 2022. In the first quarter of this year, trading volume has averaged around 45,000 contracts per day, up from 43,000 over the course of 2022 and more than four times the level in 2020.

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  • Viewpoint – Why "price discovery" matters to everyone

    There are many things that have changed about global derivatives trading over the decades, from the way our markets work to the products that are listed. But one thing that will never change is the critical importance of price discovery, writes FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken.

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