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CME Group Announces the Launch of Clearing Services for PJM Western Hub 50 MW Peak Electricity Swap Futures

Tue Jun 02 2009

CHICAGO, June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group Inc., the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange, today announced the launch of clearing services for its PJM Western Hub 50 MW peak calendar month real-time LMP swap futures contract, which has been available for trading on the CME Globex electronic trading platform since May 18. Clearing services will be available through CME ClearPort®, a set of flexible clearing services open to over the counter (OTC) market participants to substantially mitigate counterparty risk and provide capital efficiencies across asset classes, beginning on June 14 for trade date June 15. These contracts are listed for trading by NYMEX through CME Globex, and are subject to NYMEX rules and regulations.

 

The commodity code for the new contract will be 4S. It will allow the majority of the PJM marketplace to hedge their risk in larger, standardized contract sizes.

 

For more information, please visit www.cmegroup.com/clearport.

 

CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is the world's largest and most diverse derivatives exchange. Building on the heritage of CME, CBOT and NYMEX, CME Group serves the risk management needs of customers around the globe. As an international marketplace, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together on the CME Globex electronic trading platform and on trading floors in Chicago and New York. By acting as the buyer to every seller and the seller to every buyer, CME Clearing virtually eliminates counterparty credit risk. CME Clearing also offers financial safeguards to help mitigate systemic risk, providing the security and confidence market participants need to operate, invest and grow. CME Group offers the widest range of benchmark products available across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, and alternative investment products such as weather and real estate. CME Group is listed on NASDAQ under the symbol "CME".

 

The Globe logo, CME, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, CME Group, Globex, E-mini and CME ClearPort are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago. NYMEX and New York Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com.

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SOURCE: CME Group

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