MEXICO CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Mexican Derivatives Exchange (MexDer), the derivatives subsidiary of the Mexican Exchange (Bolsa Mexicana BMV), the second largest exchange in Latin America, and CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the successful launch of their south-to-north connection, giving Mexican investors access to CME Group’s benchmark derivatives contracts including interest rates, foreign currencies, equity indexes, energy, metals and agricultural commodities.
“The direct, seamless order routing connection will make it possible to trade and route electronic orders on MexDer and CME Group, opening both their contracts to a broader range of traders,” said Luis Téllez, Chairman and CEO of BMV Group. “Our partnership with CME Group will strengthen CME Group’s ties to the fast-growing Mexican market, and give Mexican market users access to the CME Group’s suite of derivatives products.”
“Partnering with BMV allows CME Group to continue to provide market participants with access to globally relevant and deeply liquid benchmark products,” said Phupinder Gill, CME Group President. “Today’s launch expands distribution of the CME Globex electronic trading platform to financial markets in Latin America, as well as provides CME Group customers with a means to manage their hedging strategies with direct exposure to Mexico’s markets.”
With this connection, market participants will have increased access to foreign markets and liquidity pools, which will allow traders to hedge risks across the multiple exchanges, arbitrage prices between markets and/or securities, as well as geographically diversify investment allocations.
With the establishment of a new CME Group international telecommunications hub in Mexico City, MexDer participants can seamlessly leverage their existing MexDer front-end trading platform or API to route and execute on the CME Globex electronic trading platform.
In this first stage of the Order Routing Agreement MexDer members and their customers will have access to CME Group products. The initial activity is expected to be performed by local members trading on a proprietary basis and they will be incorporating customers orders in the coming weeks.
In addition, CME Group is the exclusive exchange provider of derivatives order routing services to MexDer outside Latin America, and MexDer will be the exclusive exchange provider of derivatives order routing services to CME Group in Mexico.
The second phase of the partnership is (“north-to-south”) scheduled for Q3 2011, and will give CME Group market participants access to MexDer’s benchmark interest rate and equity index derivatives.
CME Group contracts are listed with, and subject to the rules and regulations of its CME, CBOT and NYMEX exchanges.
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; América Móvil, 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.
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 provider in the world, 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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