CHICAGO and SAO PAULO
Feb 6, 2009
Complement to BM&F on CME Globex successful September Launch
CHICAGO and SAO PAULO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, and BM&FBOVESPA, the largest exchange in Latin America, have announced that the order routing of CME Group products through BM&FBOVESPA's GTS electronic trading platform is scheduled to begin Monday, February 9.
The order routing linkage will enable customers in Brazil using GTS to directly access CME Group products, which include some of the most liquid futures and options contracts in the world on interest rates, commodities such as grains and livestock, equity indexes and foreign exchange.
The move marks the completion of the global order routing agreement following the successful September launch of BM&F products on CME Globex®.
The two exchanges will offer jointly developed products to customers, including the utilization of currency contracts for settlements. The first of these products, the Euro futures contract, are listed. Also as part of the arrangement between the two exchanges, CME Group owns a 5 percent equity stake in BM&FBOVESPA and BM&FBOVESPA owns a 1.7 percent of CME Group.
CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME."
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BM&FBOVESPA S.A. - Securities, Commodities and Futures Exchange was created in 2008 with the integration between the Brazilian Mercantile & Futures Exchange (BM&F) and the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange (Bovespa). Together, the companies have formed the third largest exchange worldwide in terms of market value, the second largest in the Americas, and the leading exchange in Latin America. In today's global scenario, in which responding quickly to transformation has become a competitive asset, BM&FBOVESPA is an attractive investment option with cost efficient trading fees. Among its broad range of trading products, the new Exchange offers equities, securities, financial assets, indices, interest rates, agricultural commodities, and foreign exchange futures and spot contracts. As a leader in the Latin American market of equities and derivatives, BM&FBOVESPA's mission is to act in the macroeconomic growth dynamic of the Latin American market and position, not only the Exchange, but also Brazil as an international financial hub for equities, commodities, and other financial instruments, with operational excellence and socially responsible attitudes.
SOURCE: CME Group
Web site: http://www.cmegroup.com/