CME Group Expands Multi-Asset Class OTC Offering with First Cleared FX Non-Deliverable Forward
CHICAGO, April 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced today that on April 27 the company cleared its first customer FX Over-the-Counter Non Deliverable Forward (NDF) trade, further expanding the company's market leading OTC solution across multiple asset classes. The currency cleared was the Brazilian Real. The company also offers NDF clearing for the Chinese Renminbi Yuan, Philippine Peso, Malaysian Ringgit, Indian Rupee, Korean Won, Taiwan Dollar, Chilean Peso, Colombian Peso, Peruvian Sol, Russian Ruble and Indonesian Rupiah.
"As the leader in cleared OTC U.S. customer volume, clearing our first customer FX NDF trade adds to our already robust, multi-asset class OTC clearing service," said Laurent Paulhac, CME Group Managing Director, OTC Products & Services. "Clients see a lot of value in leveraging the same risk, operational and legal infrastructure across interest rate swaps, credit default swaps and foreign exchange. We continue to work with buy-side, sell-side and clearing member firms to further develop our overall OTC offering and FX has become a key priority for clients in the last few months."
"We are delighted to be working with CME Group to expand our OTC clearing footprint into FX," said Martine Bond, Head of FX Prime Brokerage and Clearing at Morgan Stanley. "Our world class OTC Clearing and FX Prime Brokerage teams are at the forefront of innovation as well as market leaders providing solutions assisting our clients in this evolving market."
CME Group has been working with executing dealers, clearing members, clients and affirmation platforms to ensure the company's offering meets the needs of all market participants. Initial clearing members working toward an end-to-end fully automated clearing solution later this quarter include Barclays, Citigroup, Credit Suisse, JP Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley.
For additional information about the OTC FX offering, please visit: www.cmegroup.com/fxclearing