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Expanding carbon markets show big potential in 2021

There is rising global support for market-based initiatives to support the transition to a more sustainable global economy. The launch of China's first national carbon trading market in February marks an important new development in these markets, and the US has made climate change a top priority under President Biden. As these regions begin these efforts, Europe's mature Emissions Trading System continues to thrive and the UK is also setting up its own emissions trading scheme after leaving the EU regime as part of Brexit.

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People news – March/April 2021
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Six things we learned from Boca-V
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Data Spotlight – US options volume nearly doubles over last 12 months 
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FIA Diversity and Inclusion Efforts in 2020
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  • People news – March/April 2021

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • 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.

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  • Six things we learned from Boca-V

    FIA's annual spring conference provides a unique opportunity to hear industry leaders talk about the main trends affecting the derivatives industry. This year's conference brought together more than 40 speakers including exchange leaders, government officials and industry executives for three days of discussions on a wide range of topics.

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  • FIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts in 2020

    In 2020, our Diversity Committee became an even more important part of our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as worldwide protests against racism and systemic inequality focused attention on these critical issues

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  • Data Spotlight – US options volume nearly doubles over last 12 months 

    In February 2021, single stock options on US options exchanges reached a total volume of 572.4 million contracts, an increase of 91.3% from February 2020. That growth comes after a significant increase in the prior year, too, with a 51.8% year-over-year increase between February 2020 and February 2019. 

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  • Panelists discuss market-based initiatives for a more sustainable future

    Financial markets infrastructure will play a crucial role in the transition to a low-carbon economy with all major derivatives exchanges committed to playing their part, say speakers at FIA's International Futures Industry Conference, Boca-V.

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