Thu, Oct 23, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

CME launches yuan foreign exchange futures contracts

Monday, July 11, 2011

Roger Rutherford
The leading derivatives exchange, CME Group, has announced the launch of a new foreign exchange futures contract using the Chinese Yuan or Renminbi.

In a statement, CME said the move was prompted by the growing demand for yuan-denominated products across the globe. “These innovative new futures contracts will be quoted in interbank (European) terms, reflecting the number of CNY per US dollar. These futures products are aligned with the OTC market convention for non-deliverable forwards while providing the benefits of counterparty risk mitigation from exchange-traded derivatives,” the company said.

Roger Rutherford, Managing Director FX Products for CME Group commented: "Given the Yuan's movement toward greater convertibility and the growing offshore trade of the currency in Hong Kong, CME Group has developed these innovative new (CNY) futures contracts to further enable our customers to more effectively manage their currency risk with the counterparty risk mitigation benefits of an exchange traded product.”

According to Rutherford, the launch of Yuan contracts demonstrates the exchange’s continued commitment to its global customer base by creating new products that are relevant to both mature and emerging markets. He added that these new contracts follow other emerging markets products such as Russian Ruble and Brazilian Real, which have seen year to date growth of 350% and 450% respectively.

“These significant increases in both volumes and open interest reflect increasing demand for credit risk mitigation in emerging markets products, and we believe that our new Yuan futures products provide these same benefits for customers managing their Yuan currency risk" he said.
Precy Dumlao

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   

Banner

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Commodities - Oil wreaking havoc on small-cap energy stocks sliding 36%[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Owning almost anything in the U.S. stock market has been a losing proposition since September. Owning smaller energy companies has been a catastrophe. Hercules Offshore Inc. and Resolute Energy Corp. are among 19 oil-and-gas equities in the Russell 2000 Index that lost more than

  2. Investing - Hedge funds favor equity long/short, Strategic bond managers hedge against further high yield sell-off[more]

    Hedge funds favor equity long/short From Securitieslendingtimes.com: Equity long/short strategies will generate good returns for hedge funds in the future, according to a panel at this year’s Risk Management Association Conference on Securities Lending in Naples, Florida. Panellists Sand

  3. Legal - Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence, Former Columbus investment manager Steven P. Moore indicted on theft charges, SEBI confirms ban for Hong Kong hedge fund, SEC announces enforcement action against compliance officer[more]

    Ex-hedge fund analyst weeps as judge hands down 5 year sentence From Hereisthecity.com: An ex-hedge fund analyst was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his role in insider-trading scheme. The New York Post reports that former hedge fund analyst Matthew Teeple was sentenced Thursday to fiv

  4. Goldman in talks to acquire IndexIQ[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Can Goldman Sachs put ETF investors on a liquid diet? Goldman is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11

  5. Other Voices: CALPERS dilemma should be a warning to hedge funds wanting institutional investors[more]

    From Ian Hamilton, founder of IDS Group. A quick comment on the CALPERS’ disinvestment from the hedge fund market and the jitters it is causing. Pension Funds should not be sheep and follow CALPERS’ decision as the issues that CALPERS has with hedge fund investments are in many ways unique t