FIA works closely with member firms to develop industry-standard agreements and other documentation that all market participants can use to support their trading and clearing functions as well as ensure regulatory compliance in different jurisdictions.

FIA’s US Documentation Library contains a wide range of guidance documents and template agreements and disclosures. These include standard give-up agreements, client clearing and execution agreements, risk disclosure statements and a number of exchange-specific agreements.

FIA’s CCP Risk Review™ summarizes the rules and procedures of CCPs worldwide. Written in practical, comparative terms and incorporating key implications of applicable law where relevant, the FIA CCP Risk Review assists market participants and regulators in scrutinizing and understanding the risks relating to CCPs, for both clearing members and clients.

FIA’s European Documentation Library puts valuable legal opinions and client terms of business at your fingertips. This documentation helps you meet regulatory requirements and/or common commercial objectives such as facilitating commercial dealings or addressing areas of capital or risk.

Documentation News

  • Viewpoint - Encouraging innovation in derivatives markets

    Since FIA launched its Innovators Pavilion program in 2015, more than 100 startups have come to the FIA Expo in Chicago and demonstrated their innovations to key people in the derivatives industry.

  • EU's Fit for 55: What it means for derivatives markets 

    Ahead of the United Nations' COP26 climate conference, FIA's MarketVoice looks at the EU's "Fit for 55" climate package and its implications for the global derivatives markets.

  • 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. 

  • September 2021 SEF trading activity

    Trading volume on swap execution facilities reached $923.4 billion in average notional value per day during September 2021.

  • Financial industry has more work to do on socio-economic diversity 

    The topic of social class, which has largely been conspicuous for its absence in many firms' diversity and inclusion strategies, featured prominently on a recent panel discussion at FIA's IDX conference in London. Speakers agreed that more work needs to be done to boost socio-economic diversity to ensure talented people of all backgrounds are given the opportunity to succeed.  

  • August 2021 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs was recorded at $309.1 billion in the month of August.