FIA Association News


Join FIA and FIA Europe at the 8th Annual International Derivatives Expo, June 9 and 10

FIA SmartBrief | Jun 02, 2015

FIA and FIA Europe will host IDX on June 9 and 10 at The Brewery in London. This year's panels will cover diverse topics such as: Regulatory Reform, The Future of the Intermediary, Commodities, Operational Efficiencies, Benchmarks, Clearing Challenges for Clients, Innovation, Outsourcing of Technology Services, and Bitcoin. In addition, a series of panels on preparing for MiFID II will also be featured. View the full program and register here.


Register now for IFM's Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Courses in Chicago and New York

FIA SmartBrief | Jun 01, 2015

The IFM's comprehensive Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Course provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of market theory and industry practice. This benchmark course is best suited for new hires, compliance, operations, IT, regulatory and government staff, as well as those planning to pass the Series 3 exam. This two-day program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21 and 22 in Chicago and July 28 and 29 in New York. Enroll here.


Enrollment still open for IFM's Making Sense of Cleared Swaps Courses in Chicago and New York -- Approved for GARP CPE Credits

FIA SmartBrief | May 28, 2015

This one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps -- interest-rate swaps and credit default swaps -- and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio-management strategies. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 in New York and July 23 in Chicago. Enroll here.


Register Now for IFM's Lifecycle of Derivatives Trades: Uncovering the Middle and Back-Office Functions Courses in New York and Chicago

FIA SmartBrief | May 26, 2015

Dodd-Frank has made it more important than ever to understand post-trade-execution functions. IFM's course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on both buy and sell sides perform these functions for listed and OTC derivatives, as well as cleared and uncleared swaps. The program explores the functional building blocks of middle- and back-office operations for trade life-cycle activity, the infrastructure that links together these functions and the points of failure representing operational risks. The one-day course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 in New York and Sept. 10 in Chicago. Enroll here.


Register today: IDX Registration Rates Increase After today

FIA SmartBrief | May 22, 2015

Today is the last day to receive reduced registration rates for the 8th Annual International Derivatives Expo in London. FIA and FIA Europe will host IDX from June 9 and 10 at The Brewery. This year's panels will cover diverse topics such as: Regulatory Reform, The Future of the Intermediary, Commodities, Operational Efficiencies, Benchmarks, Clearing Challenges for Clients, Innovation, Outsourcing of Technology Services, and Bitcoin. In addition, a series of panels on preparing for MiFID II will also be featured. View the full program and register here.


Only a Few Seats Available for IFM's Making Sense of Cleared Swaps Courses in Chicago and New York -- Approved for GARP CPE Credits

FIA SmartBrief | May 21, 2015

This one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps -- interest-rate swaps and credit default swaps -- and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio management strategies. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 in Chicago and June 11 in New York. Enroll here.


Seats still available for IFM's Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Courses in Chicago and New York

FIA SmartBrief | May 18, 2015

The IFM's comprehensive Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Course provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of market theory and industry practice. This benchmark course is best suited for new hires, compliance, operations, IT, regulatory and government staff, as well as those planning to pass the Series 3 exam. This two-day program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27 and 28 in Chicago and June 9 and 10 in New York. Enroll now.


FIA Operations Americas Division to Host Annual New York Golf Outing on June 1

FIA SmartBrief | May 15, 2015

FIA Operations Americas will be holding its Annual Angelo LaSpina Golf Outing on June 1, 2015. Proceeds from this outing will fund the Division's Scholarship Program for the children of its members. Tickets are $275 per individual golfer and hole sponsorship is $500 per hole. Additional sponsorships are also available. The outing will take place at the North Shore Towers Country Club in Floral Park, N.Y. Register here.


Seats still available for IFM's Making Sense of Cleared Swaps Courses in Chicago and New York -- Approved for GARP CPE Credits

FIA SmartBrief | May 14, 2015

This one-day course is designed to introduce swaps and the key features and characteristics of these contracts. The educational program explores the world of swaps by taking a closer look at two of the most popular swaps -- interest-rate swaps and credit default swaps -- and how financial institutions and corporates use swaps in their portfolio-management strategies. The seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 29 in Chicago and June 11 in New York. Enroll here.


FIA Market Technology Division Webinar: Leap Second Event Preparedness

FIA SmartBrief | May 13, 2015

FIA Market Technology Division Webinar: Leap Second Event Preparedness The FIA Market Technology Division will host a webinar on Thursday at 11 a.m. EST/10 a.m. Central to discuss the upcoming June 30 "Leap-Second" event. The June 30 Leap Second event will be the first time that a leap-second event has occurred during active trading hours in an environment where electronic and automated trading relies on sub-second precision for communication, execution, clearing, surveillance and audit trails. The webinar will provide information about the details of the event, the proposed solutions being offered by exchanges and other industry bodies, as well as a list of recommendations for the industry. Register here.


Register now for IFM's Lifecycle of Derivatives Trades: Uncovering the Middle and Back-Office Functions Courses in New York and Chicago

FIA SmartBrief | May 11, 2015

Dodd-Frank has made it more important than ever to understand post-trade-execution functions. IFM's course takes you "behind the scenes" to explore how brokers and investors on both buy and sell sides perform these functions for listed and OTC derivatives, as well as cleared and uncleared swaps. The program explores the functional building blocks of middle- and back-office operations for trade life-cycle activity, the infrastructure that links together these functions and the points of failure representing operational risks. The one-day course will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 19 in New York and Sept. 10 in Chicago. Enroll here.


London's derivatives industry supports Futures For Kids Day -- May 15

FIA SmartBrief | May 08, 2015

The listed derivatives industry's inaugural Futures For Kids Day on May 15 will see City firms, institutions and individuals take part in fundraising activities to support children's charities. Since its launch in 2008 by a group of individuals from the futures and options industry, Futures For Kids has raised more than £2 million for charities providing vital services to disadvantaged children and young people across the globe. Learn more about Futures For Kids.


Register Now for IFM's Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Courses in Chicago and New York

FIA SmartBrief | May 07, 2015

The IFM's comprehensive Fundamentals of Futures & Options/Series 3 Exam Course provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of market theory and industry practice. This benchmark course is best suited for new hires, compliance, operations, IT, regulatory and government staff, as well as those planning to pass the Series 3 exam. This two-day program will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27 and 28 in Chicago and June 9 and 10 in New York. Enroll here.


Registration is now open for IDX International Derivatives Expo 2015

FIA SmartBrief | May 06, 2015

FIA and FIA Europe will hold their 8th Annual International Derivatives Expo June 9 and 10 at The Brewery in London. Join over 1,500 global thought leaders at this flagship European event for an informative two-day program, multiple networking opportunities, and a sold-out exhibit hall. Register here.




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