FIA European Principal Traders Association (FIA EPTA) represents more than 25 principal trading firms that, on a combined basis, are responsible for significant volumes of trading in many asset classes on European regulated markets and multilateral trading facilities (MTFs). FIA EPTA supports transparent, robust and safe markets with a level playing field for all. Members engage in automated, manual and hybrid methods of trade generation and execution encompassing a wide variety of strategies. Learn more at epta.fia.org.
Futures Industry Association Japan (FIA Japan) is the only organization in Japan with a membership drawn from the entire cross section of the futures industry. FIA Japan has around 60 Members that include futures and securities exchanges, FCMs, security firms, banks and other users of the markets, as well as legal, technology and other professionals that provide services to the industry. FIA Japan focuses on both financial and commodity markets and it stays abreast of both domestic and international developments in this global industry. For further information, please visit fiajapan.org.
The FIA Principal Traders Group (FIA PTG) is an association of more than 25 firms that trade their own capital on exchanges in futures, options and equities markets worldwide. FIA PTG members engage in manual, automated, and hybrid methods of trading, and they are active in a wide variety of asset classes, including equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities. FIA PTG member firms serve as a critical source of liquidity, allowing those who use the markets, including individual investors, to manage their risks and invest effectively. FIA PTG advocates for open access to markets, transparency, and data-driven policy. Learn more at ptg.fia.org.
FIA Technology Services, Inc. (FIA Tech) is a for-profit subsidiary of FIA. FIA Tech provides key services and processes including managing legal agreements, settling brokerage, meeting compliance requirements and automating reconciliation. Current services include Docs (give up agreements), Fees (brokerage settlement), Recs (reconciliations), Owner & Controller Repository service (regulatory compliance and indirect clearing lockbox) and the FIA Tech Databank with its suite of position limit and exchange fee data. Learn more about these services at fia-tech.com.
Futures Fundamentals is a one-stop educational resource designed to simplify and explain complex market topics. This collective, industry-wide effort is made possible by a number of contributing organizations across the futures industry, including FIA.Through interactive features and rich content, the website explains the role of futures markets in everyday life and provides information on the derivatives industry as a whole. Futures Fundamentals is the driving force in an industry-wide effort to provide risk management education to learners at all levels. Learn more at futuresfundamentals.org.
The Institute for Financial Markets (IFM), founded in 1989, is a nonprofit educational foundation. The purpose of the IFM is to increase public awareness and understanding of the importance of financial markets and the financial service industry to the global economy, and to improve the technical competence of those in the industry who deal with the public. The Institute engages clients in activities such workshops, conferences, course dissemination, course development and research. Learn more at theifm.org.