Items Tagged with 'derivatives'


CME, Cheniere to Develop Henry Hub-based LNG Futures Contract

In a sign that the liquefied natural gas market is moving toward becoming a standalone component of the global energy mix, global derivatives marketplace leader CME Group and liquefaction/export pioneer Cheniere Energy Inc. announced on Tuesday an agreement through which CME Group will develop a Henry Hub-indexed LNG futures contract with physical delivery to the Sabine Pass terminal on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Read More

Nasdaq's NFX Energy Derivatives Platform Goes Live

Making good on their March promise to launch a line of energy futures products by mid-year 2015, Nasdaq announced that its U.S.-based Nasdaq Futures Inc. platform went live last Friday with an initial slate of futures and options on oil, natural gas and U.S. power benchmarks, with a fee holiday for the first nine months of trading. Read More

CFTC Adds More Rules to Restructuring Effort

A series of new regulations issued recently by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are aimed at increasing the protections of customers and customer funds held by companies designated by the CFTC as futures commission merchants (FCM) and derivative clearing organizations. They bring to 65 the number of rules, orders and guidances issued by the agency in carrying out the financial reform mandated by the Congress following the financial market’s 2008 collapse and passage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Read More