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FIA Issues Statement on H.R. 4413, CFTC Reauthorization Bill (April 9, 2014)

Washington, D.C.—April 9, 2014—FIA today issued the following statement in response to the House Agriculture Committee’s voice vote on H.R. 4413, a bill which reauthorizes the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through September 2018. The legislation also includes provisions to better protect customer assets, it revises the organizational and operational requirements of the CFTC staff, and it provides regulatory relief to end-users of derivatives.

“FIA commends the House Agriculture Committee for its continued bi-partisan approach to developing thoughtful legislation. While the process of enacting these statutory changes is far from complete, such thoughtful coordination among the various political interests is critical to ensuring that the final product yields a balanced outcome.” 

FIA’s Lukken Calls for Regulatory Pragmatism at SIFMA Compliance and Legal Seminar (April 2, 2014)

Walt Lukken, FIA’s president and chief executive officer, discussed the implementation of Dodd-Frank in a keynote speech delivered at the SIFMA Compliance and Legal Seminar on April 2. Lukken focused on five broad trends affecting the derivatives industry and emphasized the need for regulatory pragmatism and cooperation as the new rules are put into effect.

U.S. and European Trade Associations Issue Joint Statement on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (Mar. 25, 2014)

FIA joined with 14 other U.S. and European trade associations in urging policymakers in the U.S. and Europe to include financial services in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The joint statement was issued on March 25 in advance of the EU-U.S. Summit in Brussels on March 26 attended by U.S. President Barack Obama, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy and European Commission President José Manuel Barroso.

FIA EPTA Appoints Johannah Ladd as Secretary General (March 12, 2014)
FIA European Principal Traders Association appointed Johannah Ladd as secretary general. She will be based in Amsterdam and will combine her financial knowledge, legal skills and communications experience to help the association provide a clear understanding of electronic trading to the public, press, and regulators.

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FIA Global Elects Directors (Mar. 11, 2014)
Washington, D.C. and Boca Raton, Fla. - March 11, 2014 - FIA Global today announced the election of directors for the board of FIA Global, the organizational structure established to unite FIA, FIA Asia and FIA Europe.

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