CME Group and Osaka Securities Exchange announce strategic partnership
On 26 July 2011, CME Group and Osaka Securities Exchange have expanded their partnership with a strategic arrangement to cooperate on joint product development, marketing and promotions. Under this arrangement, the companies will offer Japanese yen-denominated products for their global customer base. The Osaka Securities Exchange will list futures contracts based on the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and CME Group will offer an E-micro futures contract based on the Nikkei 225 Average, both denominated in Japanese yen. The OSE DJIA futures contract will be listed at OSE and traded on the J-GATE, OSE’s derivatives trading platform, subject to OSE rules and regulations. The E-micro futures contract will be traded on the CME Globex platform and listed on and subject to the rules and regulations of CME. E-micro futures trade at 1/5 the size of the existing CME Nikkei 225 futures contract. Both products are expected to be offered by early 2012.
CME Group and Mexican Derivatives Exchange launch North-To-South order routing agreement
On 1 August 2011, CME Group and the Mexican Derivatives Exchange announced the launch of their North-to-South order routing agreement, giving customers in the US access to MexDer’s benchmark derivatives contracts, including Mexican Stock Exchange index futures, bond futures and MXN Peso / US Dollar futures contracts. The first phase of CME Group’s strategic partnership with MexDer went live on 4 April 2011 and gave Mexican investors access to CME Group’s benchmark derivatives contracts including interest rates, foreign currencies, equity indexes, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.
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