Viewpoint – Listen to customers and markets will follow
FIA strongly believes that the development of competitive, efficient and resilient markets is best achieved by market-driven solutions and client demand over the long term. Mandating where participants trade and clear would eliminate customer choice and harm the growth of financial market infrastructure by creating unintended costs and risks. These actions may ironically place EU customers and clearing members at a competitive disadvantage to their international colleagues, or in the alternative set off a ripple effect for other nations to similarly pick up their overseas marbles and go home. Either way, customers lose.