Dear Fellow FIA Member,
This year's FIA Operations Americas membership drive is in full swing. To those who have not done so yet, and to ensure your name appears in our membership directory, we are asking you to renew your membership as soon as possible, but no later than August 31st. Please extend this invitation to others throughout your organization. Division membership allows representation of your firm's interests at meetings and discussion of industry issues with other FCM representatives, exchanges and clearing leaders. Your continued participation is essential to ensure our collective issues are represented at the exchanges, clearing organizations, and regulators such as the CFTC and NFA.
FIA Operations Americas attracts industry professionals from firms as well as exchange officials, industry services providers and technology vendors. Active committees meet on a regular basis to address change initiatives and new issues of common concern to industry participants. Committees include: Clearing & Trade Management; Brokerage; Education & Events; Delivery & Expiration; Financial Management and Emerging Leaders. Every division member is invited to participate in all committee meetings. Minutes and agendas are available on the FIA secured website.
This year FIA Operations Americas is participating on several cross divisional working groups covering topics such as Give-in Risk; Distributed Ledger Technology; and Cryptocurrency. These groups create an opportunity for the divisions to tackle challenges holistically and for Operations Americas division members to add value by providing the operational experience and technical expertise required to define viable and practical industry solutions.
Similar to 2017, one of our focuses this year is Holiday Processing. The Financial Management Committee has taken the lead to draft a playbook outlining the requirements around operational work flow, settlement, customer fund protection, banking, statement production and the cross border issues that occur with different holidays and non-conforming regulatory requirements. In addition, the Delivery & Expiration Committee is coordinating with FIA Law and Compliance and the exchanges to create industry training around the physical delivery process and settlement cycle. Join the Division and contribute to these and other exciting industry initiatives.
FIA Operations Americas membership benefits include a discounted fee for luncheon and dinner programs, inclusion in the printed FIA Operations Americas membership directory, participation on committees and working groups, a scholarship program for the children of its members and great networking events such as the New York and Chicago annual summer outings and annual charity golf events.
Division events held so far in 2018:
February 22: Annual Meeting
FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken presented a Washington Update
April 4: Mix and Mingle in NY
In partnership with FIA Market Technology Division
June 7: New York Golf Outing
August 8: Chicago Summer Outing
White Sox Park
August 15: New York Summer Outing
Upcoming Division events in 2018:
September 24: Chicago Golf Outing
October 16-18: Expo 2018
FIA Operations Division Panel
Joining the division, or renewing your membership, is as easy as following the instructions here. If you have questions regarding your membership status or the status of others at your firm please contact Joseph Sagil at +1 312.730.9775 or Kyle Tobolik at +1 312.441.4402.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, thank you for joining our division or your continued membership. We appreciate your support which is vital to the ongoing success of the division. The FIA Operations Americas division would not be a success without YOU!
FIA Operations Americas