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

  • CCP Tracker update: Q4 2020 highlights

    FIA has updated its CCP Tracker visualizations with data from the fourth quarter, which was released at the end of March.

  • People news – March/April 2021

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

  • February 2021 stats on customer funds held at US FCMs

    The total amount of customer funds in futures accounts at US FCMs was recorded at $297.4 billion in the month of February.

  • Viewpoint – Listen to customers and markets will follow

    FIA strongly believes that the development of competitive, efficient and resilient markets is best achieved by market-driven solutions and client demand over the long term. Mandating where participants trade and clear would eliminate customer choice and harm the growth of financial market infrastructure by creating unintended costs and risks. These actions may ironically place EU customers and clearing members at a competitive disadvantage to their international colleagues, or in the alternative set off a ripple effect for other nations to similarly pick up their overseas marbles and go home.  Either way, customers lose.

  • Six things we learned from Boca-V

    FIA's annual spring conference provides a unique opportunity to hear industry leaders talk about the main trends affecting the derivatives industry. This year's conference brought together more than 40 speakers including exchange leaders, government officials and industry executives for three days of discussions on a wide range of topics.

  • FIA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Efforts in 2020

    In 2020, our Diversity Committee became an even more important part of our mission to promote diversity, equity and inclusion as worldwide protests against racism and systemic inequality focused attention on these critical issues