Regulatory Recalibration & Industry Collaboration: Key Themes from the Asset Management Derivatives Forum

Following the 2008 global financial crisis, markets ended up with a spider web of regulations across the globe, some of which are duplicative or even contradictory. What can market participants do to move forward?

AMDF 2019 - Debrief

This question and more were discussed at the FIA and SIFMA Asset Management Group’s fifth annual Asset Management Derivatives Forum. More than 400 attendees from across the trade lifecycle – buy side, sell side, market infrastructures, and technology vendors – examined the latest developments in derivatives trading, clearing, operations and regulation. In this joint report from FIA and SIFMA, we highlight key conference takeaways:

  • Regulatory Recalibration, Changing the Story – Properly sizing the total market changes the conversation on sizing risk and then regulators can re-examine how regulatory thresholds are set.
  • Cross-Border Harmonization, In and Out of the US – Without harmonization, markets can fragment, splitting liquidity pools and negatively impacting the efficiency of trading and clearing.
  • Fintech, the Search for Solutions – The complexity of derivatives markets makes it more challenging to implement emerging technologies, but practical applications in operations & compliance are already underway.
  • Operations, Creating Intelligent Workflows – Operational enhancements and industry collaboration to pave the way for a more intelligent workflow for derivatives trading.

Download the full report for results from our audience polling, insights from CFTC Chief Economist Bruce Tuckman and more.


SIFMA Insights
Katie Kolchin, CFA

FIA Research
Will Acworth