The Futures Industry Association, a featured contributor of CME Group, is the primary trade organization for centrally-cleared futures and swaps. Its membership includes the worls's largest derivatives clearing firms, as well as exchanges and clearinghouses from more than 20 countries. The FIA seeks to promote best practices and standardization in the cleared derivatives markets, provide policymakers with an informed perspective on the derivatives markets and advocate for the interests of its members, its markets and its customers.
Based in Washington, D.C., the FIA strives to protect open and competitive markets, protect the public interest through adherence to high standards of professional conduct and financial integrity, and promote public trust and confidence in the cleared markets.
Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) are regular members of the FIA. We estimate that our FCM members are responsible for more than 85% of the customer business transacted on U.S. futures exchanges. Both global brokerage firms and specialty futures-only firms benefit from membership in the FIA.
Associate members include U.S. and international exchanges and clearinghouses, introducing brokers, commodity trading advisors, commodity pool operators, principal trading firms, commercial end-users, custodial banks, legal and accounting firms, technology vendors, and information providers headquartered in the U.S. and abroad.