FpML.org has issued a Call for Participation seeking volunteers to work on further developing the technical architecture and structural aspects of the XML-based Financial products Markup Language standard supporting OTC trading of financial derivatives. The working group will consist predominantly of technologists within financial institutions, systems vendors and service providers. Individuals interested in volunteering for the group are invited to register prior to September 7. Based on past experience, prospective members should be prepared to commit 1 to 2 days a week on average. FpML.org is comprised of volunteers from some 30 companies who participate on the Board of Directors, the Standards Committee or as members of Working Groups. Volunteers are employees at leading banks, information and software vendors, and systems integrators. FpML is a freely licensed standard designed to support the electronic dealing and processing of financial derivatives between trading partners, including financial institutions and their client network. Organizations Actively Participating in the FpML Standard: Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche Bank, HCL Perot Systems, ISDA, Mizuho Capital Markets Corporation, Goldman Sachs, Integral Development Corp, International Business Machines, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Reuters, and SunGard Trading. www.fpml.org/wg/architecture/index.html

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