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  • Isn’t it just software: Does my technology-based service or product trigger any regulatory obligations?

    In this webinar,  we discussed innovative platforms and products that challenge current regulatory regimes and that may or may not be subject to regulatory requirements based on the offering facts and circumstances. For example, we discussed prediction market, NFTs, DeFi, and A.I./automation/roboadvisors.

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  • Crypto for FCM customer accounts

    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Market Participants Division (MPD) (formerly the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight) published guidance regarding the deposit of virtual (crypto) currencies by customers and holding of these currencies by futures commission merchants (FCMs) to margin customer transactions in crypto currency futures.

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  • FIA Legal Opinions Refresher

    If you are an experienced user of FIA legal opinions, new to the world of FIA netting and other legal opinions for regulatory capital purposes or just curious as to why FIA maintains a library of legal opinions, tune in to this FIA webinar where experts from Clifford Chance LLP and FIA explain the types of legal opinions that FIA maintains, their structure and purpose in the context of regulatory capital requirements.

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  • FIA Speaks Episode 20: Man of the Futures - A conversation with Leo Melamed

    In this episode,  we feature one of the most distinguished individuals in the futures industry, Leo Melamed. Leo is a giant in this industry having served as Chairman of the CME during a time when the Merc moved from an agriculture-based futures exchange to the global powerhouse it is today.

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  • NFTs: Key considerations for an emerging asset class

    Non-fungible tokens (NFTs) have received considerable press attention lately, as retail and institutional interest has boomed for digital art, commemorative items, and other assets that reside in blockchain ecosystems.

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  • CFTC acting Chairman Russ Behnam addresses FIA’s Law and Compliance Conference

    On 28 April, CFTC acting Chairman Russ Behnam sits down for a wide-ranging conversation with FIA president and CEO Walt Lukken to discuss the commission’s agenda, financial regulators role is addressing climate change, the CFTC’s role in FSOC, the role of retail in the futures and cleared derivatives markets and challenges posed by family offices.

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  • Europe’s legislative review

    As the review of core European financial market regulations continues apace, FIA looks at the key areas impacting cleared derivatives markets, including EMIR 2.2, equivalence and the next steps for the MiFID II/R framework.

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  • DOJ enforcement priorities in commodities & derivatives markets: A discussion with DOJ leadership

    During this discussion, James McDonald, Sullivan & Cromwell Partner, interviews Robert Zink, U.S. Department of Justice, Acting Assistant Attorney General (and Chief of the DOJ Fraud Section from January 2019 to August 2020), regarding DOJ’s enforcement priorities in the commodities and derivatives markets and white collar area more generally.

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  • Complying with cybersecurity regulations in an increasing threat environment

    Cybersecurity regulation is evolving in the commodity and derivatives markets. Multiple regulations, rules and CFTC requirements are whipsawing challenging companies, while the risk of hacking is on the rise.

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  • Adena Friedman on Nasdaq diversity initiative - Boca-V 2021

    Adena Friedman, Nasdaq President and Chief Executive Officer discusses Nasdaq's diversity initiative during Boca-V 2021.

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