Asia now the world's biggest regulated derivatives market, FIA says


The Asia Pacific has overtaken North America as the world's biggest exchange-traded derivatives market, according to research by Washington-based the Futures Industry Association (FIA).

During the first half of the year, volumes in Asia Pacific accounted for 38% of the global total, exceeding the 33% volume by North America based on the number of contracts, while Europe took 22% during the same period, according to derivatives data from 76 exchanges worldwide.

It is the first time Asia has

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