FIA Association News


Donate to Kim's Kilt Challenge!

FIA SmartBrief | May 23, 2017

Each year, FIA hosts the IDX Gala and the Kilt Challenge in aid of Futures for Kids, an organization that supports charities that strive to provide better lives and futures for children internationally. Since 2010, various giants from the futures industry (to wit John Lothian and Bill Herder and five others) have accepted the sporran and the challenge to beat the previous year's Kilt Challenge record. This year, Kim Taylor, President of Clearing and Post-Trade Services at CME Group, will don a kilt for the 2017 IDX Gala and raise funds for FFK. Donate now!


Join us June 1 for The Capital Challenge

FIA SmartBrief | May 22, 2017

The FIA Operations Americas and Market Technology Divisions are co-hosting a special event in New York on June 1: The Capital Challenge. This event will review how firms can maintain or increase top-line growth while at the same time being more capital efficient. Fitch Learning's Edward Talisse will lead this discussion-based session where participants are encouraged to share their thoughts and experiences. After the program, join the divisions for a cocktail reception at The Vault Bar within Bobby Van's Steakhouse. Register now!


Today's your last day to save on IDX 2017!

FIA SmartBrief | May 19, 2017

The 10th Annual International Derivatives Expo is the place for making new acquaintances and deepening valuable partnerships. Whether you seize the opportunity to network or find quality time for a chat over a quick cuppa, IDX 2017 has numerous opportunities for you to make new connections. Check out the full program to identify the best opportunities for you and join us 5-7 June in London. Rates go up after 19 May -- register today!


L&C Webinar -- June 8: Customer Collateral Protections for Listed Derivatives in the US and UK

FIA SmartBrief | May 18, 2017

The FIA Law & Compliance Division is hosting a webinar June 8 covering customer collateral protections for listed derivatives in the US and UK. This webinar will explore the fundamental features of the US and UK customer protection regimes for collateral. The webinar will identify important considerations for customers when choosing a broker and will focus on key similarities and differences between each jurisdiction's rules and its implications for brokers and their customers. Register!


Thursday: Webinar on Legislative Oversight of the CFTC

FIA SmartBrief | May 17, 2017

You can still register for tomorrow's L&C Division webinar on the legislative oversight of the CFTC. This webinar will explore the relationship between the CFTC and Congress, explaining how prior legislation (such as the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and potential future statutory amendments (including Commodity Exchange Act reauthorization and the Financial CHOICE Act) impact the commission's operations. We will also explore the Senate nomination confirmation process, congressional oversight powers and budgetary maneuvers that dictate funding levels for independent agencies. Register now!


Register for IDX by Friday and save!

FIA SmartBrief | May 15, 2017

The 10th Annual International Derivatives Expo is the place for making new acquaintances and deepening valuable partnerships. Whether you seize the opportunity to network or find quality time for a chat over a quick cuppa, IDX 2017 has numerous opportunities for you to make new connections. Check out the full program to identify the best opportunities for you, and join us June 5 to 7 in London. Rates go up after May 19. Register today!


May Webinar on Legislative Oversight of the CFTC

FIA SmartBrief | May 11, 2017

The L&C Webinar Series continues May 18 with a webinar covering the legislative oversight of the CFTC. This webinar will explore the relationship between the CFTC and Congress, explaining how prior legislation (such as the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 and the 2010 Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act) and potential future statutory amendments (including Commodity Exchange Act Reauthorization and the Financial CHOICE Act) impact the commission's operations. We will also explore the Senate nomination confirmation process, congressional oversight powers and budgetary maneuvers that dictate funding levels for independent agencies. Register.


Join us for the IDX 2017 Gala Dinner in London!

FIA SmartBrief | May 10, 2017

Wrap up your IDX experience with a wonderful charity event in aid of Futures for Kids. As Futures for Kids enters its 10th year, we want you to come and celebrate with us! A must-attend for IDX attendees, the Gala attracts more than 600 guests and gives you the chance to network and form deeper connections within the international derivatives community. Support Futures for Kids when you purchase a ticket or a table and through fundraising opportunities throughout the evening. Attend the Gala!


May 16: Brexit in a Day

FIA SmartBrief | May 09, 2017

As the UK has triggered Article 50 and a two-year countdown to Brexit has commenced, questions about the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU continue to grow. Brexit in a Day, taking place May 16 in London, will highlight the key areas of concern for listed and cleared derivatives, including the impact on market infrastructures, participants and users, both in the UK and in the EU. Learn more about this event and register!


One week left to register -- Brexit in a Day

FIA SmartBrief | May 08, 2017

As the UK has triggered Article 50 and a two-year countdown to Brexit has commenced, questions about the effect of the UK's withdrawal from the EU continue to grow. Brexit in a Day, taking place May 16 in London, will highlight the key areas of concern for listed and cleared derivatives, including the impact on market infrastructures, participants and users, both in the UK and in the EU. Learn more about this event and register!


FIA Market Technology Division Spring Mix & Mingle

FIA SmartBrief | May 08, 2017

Join the FIA Market Technology Division for a spring networking event Wednesday, May 10. Mix and mingle with industry colleagues over drinks and light fare, and learn about how to get involved with the division throughout the year. This event will take place at Dewey's Pub in New York City from 6 to 9 p.m. Register now!


L&C June Webinar: Customer Collateral Protections for Listed Derivatives in the US and UK

FIA SmartBrief | May 05, 2017

The FIA Law and Compliance Division is kicking off its eventful summer with a webinar on customer collateral protections for listed derivatives in the US and the UK. This webinar will explore the fundamental features of the US and UK customer protection regimes for collateral. The webinar will identify important considerations for customers when choosing a broker and will focus on key similarities and differences between each jurisdiction's rules and implications for brokers and their customers. Register!


Register for IDX 2017!

FIA SmartBrief | May 02, 2017

The 10th Annual International Derivatives Expo is the place for making new acquaintances and deepening valuable partnerships. Whether you seize the opportunity to network or find quality time for a chat over a quick cuppa, IDX 2017 has numerous opportunities for you to make new connections. Check out the full program to identify the best opportunities for you, and join us June 5 to 7 in London. Register today!


One week until L&C 2017!

FIA SmartBrief | Apr 25, 2017

The 39th Annual FIA Law & Compliance Conference (L&C 2017) is next week! We are excited to welcome many of you to Washington, D.C., from May 3 to 5 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. At this year's conference, attendees will have the opportunity to network with industry leaders; attend multisession formats; hear from keynote speaker Dan Abrams, CEO and founder of Abrams Media and chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News; and even earn CLE credit hours. If you haven't registered yet, we urge you to do so as we are one week away from this must-attend spring event. Register now.




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