Intro to FIA



FIA is the leading trade organization for the futures, options and cleared swaps markets worldwide. FIA’s membership includes clearing firms, exchanges, clearinghouses and trading firms from more than 25 countries as well as technology vendors, lawyers and other professionals serving the industry. FIA’s mission is to support open, transparent and competitive markets, protect and enhance the integrity of the financial system, and promote high standards of professional conduct. As the principal members of derivatives clearinghouses worldwide, FIA’s member firms play a critical role in the reduction of systemic risk in the global financial markets. FIA along with its affiliated associations, FIA Europe and FIA Asia, make up the global alliance, FIA Global, which seeks to address the common issues facing their collective memberships. 

FIA provides a forum for discussion on core issues with a goal of building consensus across global industry stakeholders. FIA divisions and working committees are a vital component of this process. They give members the opportunity to discuss common issues, exchange ideas, give input to the FIA board, exchanges and other regulatory and self-regulatory bodies, and network with peers. On a global scale, FIA division and committee initiatives bring industry professionals together to find solutions for common problems and have been critical in helping to deliver actionable solutions and technological tools to address market inefficiencies and other challenges. 

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