CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and the Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer), the derivatives subsidiary of the BMV Group and second largest exchange in Latin America, today announced the successful launch of their north-to-south order routing agreement, giving customers in the U.S. 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 April 4, 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.
"Mexico is the 13th largest economy in the world and we continue to look for opportunities to provide our customers around the world with the broadest and most diverse range of globally-relevant products to help them manage their risk," said Phupinder Gill, CME Group President. "This next phase of the partnership demonstrates how we continue to build on our successful track record of growing our business internationally through strategic partnerships."
"With the successful launch of South-to-North order routing in April, the second phase of the direct order routing connection now makes it possible for both of our customers to leverage access to both MexDer and CME Group, and take advantage of a modern market with a friendly regulatory framework in Mexico and a growing sophisticated local investor base," said Luis Tellez, Chairman and CEO of BMV Group. "Our goal moving forward is to focus on increasing our volumes together and working more closely with each other to learn how we can meet the needs of our customers."
In March 2010, the parent company of MexDer, BMV Group, and CME Group entered into a strategic partnership that includes order routing for derivatives products as well as an agreement to pursue potential joint initiatives including product development, marketing and customer education as well as clearing opportunities. CME Group is the exclusive exchange provider of derivatives order routing services to MexDer outside Latin America, and MexDer is the exclusive exchange provider of derivatives order routing services to CME Group in Mexico.
To view a video of Jorge Alegria, Chief Executive Officer of MexDer, and David Shuler, Managing Director of Alliance and Venture Management at CME Group, regarding the partnership between CME Group and MexDer and the order routing agreement, please follow this link: http://at.pscdn.net/008/00102/videoplatform/110713mexder.html.
About CME Group
As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.
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About BMV Group
BMV Group is a fully integrated Exchange Group that operates cash, listed derivatives and OTC markets for multiple asset classes, including equities, fixed income and exchange traded funds, as well as custody, clearing and settlement facilities and data products for the local and international financial community.
BMV is the second largest stock exchange in Latin America with a total market capitalization of over US$ 453.8 billion. The Exchange is home to some of the most recognizable and profitable global corporations, including: beverage giant Grupo Modelo, whose brands include Corona Extra and Pacifico; America Movil, one of the largest telecommunications companies in the world; CEMEX, the world's biggest building materials supplier; and Televisa, the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, among many others. In addition, MexDer (the Mexican Derivatives Exchange) is also part of BMV Group and is the leading marketplace for trading benchmark Mexican derivatives products.
MexDer is the derivatives subsidiary of the Mexican Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana BMV), the financial exchange operator in Mexico that operates full service cash and derivatives exchanges, with equities and fixed income securities listings. A self-regulated entity, MexDer along with Asigna, its triple-A rated clearinghouse, offer liquid, transparent Mexican benchmark products based on interest rates, foreign exchange and stock indexes.
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