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

  • Insights into penalty guidance - Q&A with CFTC enforcement director James McDonald

    In May 2020, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Division of Enforcement issued updated guidance—the first since 1994—outlining factors it will consider in recommending civil monetary penalties in enforcement actions. To help FIA members understand the significance of this guidance, Allison Lurton, FIA's general counsel, conducted a live interview with James McDonald, the CFTC's head of enforcement.

  • CCP equivalence clarity needed by September to avoid cliff edge, say panellists

    European Commission official says Brussels will not wait until last minute to make its intentions known, but markets should prepare for all possible outcomes

  • People News - June/July 2020

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

  • Commodity market participants discuss 2020 challenges and future opportunities

    Final day of FIA's IDX-V conference focuses on commodity markets

  • CFTC withdraws Reg AT, advances supplemental electronic trading proposal 

    Commission also finalizes rulemakings on post-trade name give-up, covered funds and margin requirements 

  • FIA EPTA members elect new Executive Committee

    FIA EPTA’s members have elected a new Executive Committee as the governing body of the industry organisation.