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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST)
FIA has released a progress report on the industry standards initiative. The progress report describes three important near-term objectives for this initiative, which is being spearheaded by a taskforce of representatives from leading brokers, asset managers and clearinghouses.
FIA is working towards the launch of an independent standards body in the second quarter of 2022, and is targeting the "most pressing pain points" in trading and clearing workflow. The first set of standards will focus on processing time for allocations and give-ups.
For more information about this initiative and to express interest in participating, visit the standards section of FIA's website and sign up for updates.Download the full report
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