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  • MarketVoice Podcast - Tom Callahan on creating markets for private stock

    Tom Callahan, CEO of Nasdaq Private Market, discusses how NPM is bringing private companies, banks, brokers, and investors together to transact in one connected marketplace for private stock. He also talks with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken about their days together at NYSE Euronext.

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  • US House hearing examines path forward for digital asset regulation

    Two important committees of the US House of Representatives held a joint hearing on 10 May to discuss digital asset regulation, concluding with some potential next steps for both regulators and Congress to provide more clarity to the regulatory environment. The US House Committees on Agriculture and Financial Services held a joint Subcommittee hearing titled "The Future of Digital Assets: Measuring the Regulatory Gaps in the Digital Asset Markets." The Agriculture Committee has oversight over the US Commodity Future Trading Commission, while the Financial Services Committee has oversight over the US Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • People news – April/May 2023

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • Data Spotlight - SGX iron ore futures set volume record

    Iron ore futures listed on the Singapore Exchange are becoming one of the most important commodity futures contracts in the world.  In 2022, the total number of iron ore 62% futures traded through SGX reached a record 25 million contracts. That was up 38% from the previous year and almost double the level five years ago.  

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  • Key US House Committees hold hearings on digital asset oversight

    On April 27, the key US House committees held concurrent hearings on digital asset oversight. These complementary hearings were coordinated by Republican leadership in the Committees to identify regulatory gaps related to digital assets. Next month, the committees plan to hold a joint subcommittee hearing to consider ways to close those gaps. 

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  • Viewpoint - What farmers and airlines can teach us about risk management

    In the wake of the SVB collapse, some believe more regulation is the answer. But a better topic of debate should be how to develop a culture of risk management at organizations that stretches from the boardroom to the mailroom, and protects businesses against shocks and disruptions.

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  • CFTC’s Ag Advisory Committee focuses on data, macro trends

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held a public meeting of its Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) on 5 April to discuss topics related to the agricultural economy. The meeting featured a panel discussion about sustainable biofuels production and presentations about data and macro trends in global agriculture markets.

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  • EMIR 3.0, cyber resilience top discussions at FIA Forum Stockholm

    Stockholm may seem to be on the periphery of Europe from a geographical perspective. But when it comes to the major issues impacting the European derivatives markets, it’s right in the thick of the action. FIA came to Stockholm for the first in a series of forums around Europe with regulators, exchanges, brokers, clearing firms, and other market participants. Three topics dominated the discussions: location requirements for central clearing, the implications of the ION Markets ransomware attack, and the imposition of a price cap on gas markets.

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  • People news – March/April 2023

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - FIA Hall of Fame - Dan Driscoll, Scott Early and Gedon Hertshten

    This podcast, and the two that accompany it, features members of the 2023 class of the FIA Hall of Fame. In this podcast, we feature conversations with Dan Driscoll, Scott Early and Gedon Hertshten.

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