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CFTC’s Power To Prosecute Manipulators Examined

October 14, 2019

Some people might be thinking: Why do we need legislation like that? Don’t we already have something in place? Unfortunately, current law does not have enough protections for our consumers, and we have found in other areas that it is very important to have a strong bright line, a law on the books against manipulation

Opening Remarks of FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken at FIA Forum: Frankfurt 2019

September 27, 2019

Guten Morgen and welcome to FIA’s Frankfurt Forum.  This city is the perfect gathering place for our industry, given its unique position in global finance. To begin with, Frankfurt is one of the more international cities in Europe with one-quarter of its residents coming from outside Germany. It is the largest financial center in continental Europe with several important FIA members located here, including Deutsche Boerse, Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank.

FIA Hires Don Byron to Head Its Operations and Execution Unit

August 11, 2019

USA based trade organisation FIA – The Futures Industry Association which is made up of futures commission merchants recently made an announcement stating that it has hired Don Byron to serve as the Head of its Global Industry Operations and Execution department. FIA primary deals with Futures & Options and Derivative assets providing a centralized clearance service.

FIA Releases Half-Year Data on Futures and Options Volume Trends

August 1, 2019

The total number of futures and options traded worldwide in the first half of the year reached 16.6 billion contracts, up 11% compared to the first half of 2018. Futures volume reached 9.3 billion contracts in the first half of the year, up 9% from the first half of 2018. Options volume reached 7.3 billion contracts, up 13%.

FIA Launches Podcast to Feature the Issues, People and Trends of the Global Futures, Options and Derivatives Industry

May 11, 2019

FIA today launched FIA Speaks—a podcast to provide greater insight into the people, major topics and trends in the global futures, options and derivatives industry. FIA Speaks will feature executives, regulators, industry experts and business visionaries that explore the issues and the trends of the industry. FIA Speaks will be hosted by FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken with contributions from other FIA senior staff members.

FIA Names Bruce Savage as Head of Europe

May 7, 2019

FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today named Bruce Savage as the new Head of Europe. Savage, who will join FIA this summer, has spent 21 years with Deutsche Bank in a variety of roles, most recently as the bank’s Global Head of Regulatory Affairs & Market Structure, Listed Derivatives & Markets Clearing. He has been an active member of FIA, recently serving on the association’s board of directors and as a member of the European Regional Advisory Board.

FIA’s Charlie Jones named ASAE Fellow

April 2, 2019

FIA’s Senior Vice President of Global Brand Management Charlie Jones was recently named a Fellow by the American Association of Association Executives (ASAE).  This prestigious award and honor represent less than one percent of ASAE’s membership, which includes 7,300 organizations and 42,000 individuals, and is in recognition of Charlie’s contributions and leadership in the broader association industry and his accomplishments as an association executive.


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