One of the most actively traded currencies in the world, the British pound and US dollar are underwritten by more than $250Bn in trade annually. CME listed FX futures offer more precise risk management of GBP/USD exposure through firm pricing, convenient monthly and quarterly futures and weekly, monthly, and quarterly options, and flexibility to trade via a central limit order book, direct with blocks, or EFRPs.

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Features and benefits


$100B in daily notional FX liquidity, 3M in OI, and tight bid/ask spreads can help lower trading costs.

Capital, credit efficiencies of futures

Free up capital via lower margin requirements, futures leverage, shorter margin period of risk, margin offsets with other FX contracts.

Mitigate counterparty risk

All trades are backed by CME Clearing to mitigated counterparty credit risk, so you can trade with confidence.

Flexible and transparent market

See the same prices, quotes, trades as everyone else in the marketplace and make trades how you need to: central limit order book, blocks or Exchange for Physicals.

Nearly 24-hour access

Act as market-moving world news and events unfold.

Easily roll OTC Positions into futures

CME FX Link connects OTC FX and FX futures with one Globex spread, so you can add efficiency and better manage FX exposures.

Explore this product in depth

Track forward-looking risk expectations on GBP/USD with the CME Group Volatility Index (CVOLTM), a robust measure of 30-day implied volatility derived from deeply liquid options on GBP/USD futures.


CME FX Link, the only central limit order book for FX swaps, is now available with committed cross functionality, helping you achieve greater capital and credit efficiencies.

Key economic reports and factors that move markets

As the global reserve currency, demand for the US dollar – via US Treasuries – is often correlated for the global market’s appetite for risk.

Historically, one of the more hawkish central banks int eh world, the Bank of England meets eight times a year to determine interest rates in the United Kingdom.

Meets eight times a year on U.S. monetary policy and the key interest rate. Any change will impact the global macroeconomic landscape, including relative attractiveness of other countries’ currencies.

Money flows towards those economies that offer growth opportunities, and that, ultimately, drives exchange rates.

View the latest insights on trends in the FX market.


Take self-guided courses on British Pound futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the British Pound market and start trading.

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