SuperDerivatives and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Join Forces
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and SuperDerivatives have announced that real time market prices for CME’s new European-style Euro FX and Japanese yen options contracts are now available on SuperDerivatives’ SD-FX platform. The prices were made available from the first day of the new contracts’ launch on 3 April 2005. Additionally, SuperDerivatives’ users will be able to view indicative volatility levels for CME’s FX options contracts. The large, liquid and sophisticated FX options market is currently concentrated in the OTC market. “Around 90 percent of the banks active in FX options use SD-FX,” said David Gershon, chief executive of SuperDerivatives. “The venture between SuperDerivatives and CME will form a bridge that will help provide greater price transparency between the OTC and exchange-traded FX options markets,” he added.