The FIA (formerly the Futures Industry Association) has announced the merger of FIA, FIA Europe and FIA Asia into a single, global organisation took effect on 8 January 2016.  The newly merged organisation, which will be known as FIA, will serve both the global and regional needs of the futures, options and cleared swaps industries. The merger is the next step in enhancing global representation for the cleared derivatives industry. FIA has also published a set of FAQs on the merger.