Trade Group ACI Launches North American Branch

ACI – Financial Markets Association is jumping across the Pond and onto North American shores.

The global trade body that represents more than 13,000 members across wholesale financial markets in more than 60 countries, has announced the launch of ACI America, its new association for the North American region.

Launching against a backdrop of rapid U.S. regulatory change and market evolution, ACI America’s executive committee will represent market professionals spanning FX, interest rates and other securities, banknotes, precious metals and commodities and derivatives.

ACI America will focus on market practices, education, and technology that other regional bodies under the ACI umbrella have long supported. It will actively promote the ACI Model Code and provide pertinent information, insight and guidance on a range of issues and challenges that impact professionals working across the North American financial markets.

“ACI has a long rich history of service to the global financial markets. “The ACI America Executive Board and I are excited to have the opportunity of building our membership through a strongly focused commitment to delivering all the benefits that ACI has to offer,” said Vincent Sangiovanni, president of ACI America.

Overseas, ACI has over 60 years of experience in the global markets. Its committees are comprised of experienced professionals with a broad range of competencies. For example, its committee for professionalism is actively engaged with central banks, government agencies and regulatory bodies to ensure its ACI Model Code of ethical conduct is reinforced with market guidelines that enhance the professional marketplace.

ACI America opened for official membership registration last Wednesday October 8th .