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

DMIST Consultation Paper: Standard Regarding Timeliness of Trade Give-Up and Allocation


DMIST – with approval from its Sponsor Board – releases its first public consultation on a proposed standard on the timeliness of trade give-up and allocation. DMIST standards are developed through an eight-stop process that encourages cross-industry engagement and public consultation and feedback. The release of this public consultation is the fifth step in the process.

Download the paper

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 has released a report calling on participants in the futures and options industry to work together on a major initiative to improve the efficiency of the trading and clearing process for exchange-traded derivatives.

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
Derivatives Market Institute for Standards (DMIST)
An FIA-led effort to develop industry-wide standards

Latest news and updates

  • Registration open for FIA's 2022 disaster recovery exercise

    FIA has fixed 15 October as the date for its 2022 Disaster Recovery Exercise, an annual coordinated effort to test primary and back-up site communications to and from derivatives exchanges and clearinghouses.

  • How We Keep Futures Markets Operational Through World Events

    In this FIA Operations Americas Division webinar, panelists discussed what’s next, and how can clearing operations teams react effectively and prepare for unknown world events.

  • Technology is driving market structure efficiencies, experts say

    During a panel discussion on the future of market structure at FIA's International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., industry leaders discussed the impact of recent volatility as well as innovative trends that will impact business models in the future.

  • 2021 M&A - Deals focus on trading tech, digital assets, post-trade solutions

    Big capital raises from up-and-coming firms alongside some high-profile mergers tell the story of an evolving industry, with trends in trading technology and digital assets at the forefront.