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FpML (Financial products Markup Language) is a business information exchange standard based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) that enables business-to-business over-the-counter (OTC) financial derivative transactions online by following W3C standards.[1]

The standard is managed by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) on behalf of a community of investment banks that make up the OTC derivatives industry.[2][3] All categories of privately negotiated derivatives will eventually be included within the standard.

FpML is distinct from similar financial standards such as SWIFT and FIX because it does not specify a network or transport mechanism.


The FpML standard was first published by JPMorgan and PricewaterhouseCoopers on 9 June 1999 in a paper titled "Introducing FpML: A New Standard for E-commerce".[citation needed] As a result, the FpML standards committee was founded.

The core scope includes the products of Foreign Exchange (FX) Swaps and Options, Interest Rate Swaps, Inflation Swaps, Asset Swaps, Swaptions, Credit Default Swaps, Credit Default Swap Indices and Baskets, Equity Derivatives, Equity Swaps, Total Return Swaps, and many others.

The core processes include trading, valuation, confirmation, novation, increase, amendment, termination, allocation, position reporting, cash flow matching, formal definition of party roles, as well as trade notification between asset managers and custodians.

As of December 2021, FpML 5.12 is the latest recommended version.[4]

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  1. ^ Rouse, Margaret (March 2011). "FpML (Financial Products Markup Language)". TechTarget. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  2. ^ Marc Gratacos; Karel Engelen (December 2011). "Use of FpML for Risk Evaluation" (PDF). ISDA. Retrieved 7 June 2019. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "FpML 5 User Guide – 2012 Edition". ISDA. Retrieved 19 December 2019.
  4. ^ "ISDA publishes the Recommendation for FpML 5.12". 28 September 2021. Retrieved 13 December 2021.

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