Operations, Execution & Technology

Through close partnership with our members, FIA helps to develop industry-wide standards and solutions for operations and execution, supports new technology initiatives and builds communities of information and data sharing. For information on FIA's work in these areas or learn more about how to participate, contact

Key FIA-led initiatives

FIA holds an annual coordinated industry effort to test business continuance and functionality between exchanges, clearinghouses and their member firms.

FIA Execution Source Code, aka "Tag 1031", is an FIA led industry initiative to reduce brokerage discrepancies.

Our members are working to educate the public on the benefits of electronic trading, provide policymakers with expert feedback on regulatory proposals, and promote best practices in risk controls.

Other resources

Operations Americas Division
Operations Americas Division
Read more about Ops Americas Division workstreams
Operations Webinars
Recent webinars include a session on APAC cross border trading
View a full list of FIA committees, forums and working groups
Contact list
Emergency Operations Contact Sheet
Contact for our emergency Ops contact list
Taskforce on Open Industry Standards
Taskforce on Open Industry Standards
An FIA-led effort to develop industry-wide standards

Latest news and updates

  • Viewpoint – A new focus on operations and standards 

    FIA has embarked on an initiative to assess the lessons we learned from the March 2020 volatility, and to develop a strategy to improve and modernize our settlement workflow.

  • Derivatives industry experts call for collaboration on operational efficiencies

    At FIA Expo, market participants agree the time has come to discuss industry-led standards

  • Chicago derivatives firms gather for golf and a good cause 

    Chicago's derivatives community recently reunited for a day of networking and sunshine as the FIA Operations Americas Golf Outing took place for the first time since the pandemic began. And thanks to strong turnout and the generosity of participants, the event raised roughly $30,000 for local charities. 

  • Standardization vital to growth of derivatives markets, experts say 

    Operational efficiencies were a key topic of discussion at the first day of the 2021 International Derivatives Expo in London on 27 September, with experts pointing to the need for automation and standardization to support both resilience and innovation in cleared derivatives markets.