What is eGAINS?
How did eGAINS come about?
How does EGUS differ from eGAINS?
How does eGAINS work?
Who manages or administrates the eGAINS systems?
What exchanges are included in eGAINS?
What products are supported in eGAINS?
What currencies does the eGAINS system support?
How does eGAINS differ from other give-up processing systems?
What is the status of eGAINS – when will it be launched?
In preparation for the eGAINS launch, what are the operational timelines and user deadlines?
Will there be eGAINS training for firms/users?
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Electronic Give-Up Automated Invoicing System (eGAINS) is a web-based billing system for processing give-up transactions at multiple exchanges.
The Futures Industry Association (FIA) spent three years helping the listed derivatives industry address inefficiencies in the give-up process. In February 2007, FIA launched EGUS - an electronic system to execute give-up agreements. Concurrently FIA has been working with the Futures and Options Association to put a system in place to manage give-up payments between executing and clearing brokers.
EGUS is the FIA’s Electronic Give-Up Agreement System - a web-based system allowing executing and clearing brokers, traders and customers to execute the FIA International Uniform Give-Up Agreement electronically. eGAINS is the FIA’s Electronic Give-Up Automated Invoicing System - a web-based participant billing system for processing give-up transactions at multiple exchanges. EGUS facilitates and automates give-up agreement processing (documents) and eGAINS facilitates and automates give-up trade fee processing (payments).
Given a completed give-up agreement and rate schedule in EGUS, the eGAINS system will:
FIA Technology Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of FIA, is the administrator of eGAINS. Operationally, the exchanges electronically send trade data at the end of each trading day. Each day eGAINS downloads agreement and rate information from EGUS. The eGAINS application cross references the exchange trade data against EGUS agreements resulting in daily and month-end trade summaries and billing reports. At the end of the monthly billing cycle, FIA Tech facilitates pay/collects to participant accounts.
eGAINS supports cleared futures and options give-up transactions executed on Eurex, ICE, and Liffe. It also will support cleared OTC trades on facilities such as Bclear.
eGAINS supports all currencies that are traded within the existing eGAINS Exchanges.
eGAINS is independently operated and provides a standard platform for multiple exchanges.