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CME Group applies to create derivatives exchange in London, UK

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the U.S. financial derivatives exchange where weather risk and hurricanes are traded, has applied to create a London-based derivatives exchange. The CME have submitted applications to the UK's Financial Services Authority and says that pending regulatory approval as a Recognized Investment Exchange, the new exchange read the full article →

Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

Environmental Finance, the monthly magazine covering the impact of environmental issues on lending, insurance, investment and trading decisions, have published an interesting news article on the weather derivatives market today. The article shows that the recent hot weather across the U.S., which resulted in the fourth warmest July on record, read the full article →

Weather derivatives traders cash in on heatwave

The U.S. has been suffering from unusually high temperatures, dry weather and heatwaves across many regions in recent days and weeks. High temperatures mean weather traders are busy as companies and traders seek to hedge their weather risks using instruments such as weather derivatives.Savvy weather traders are apparently cashing in read the full article →

CME to launch rainfall futures in nine U.S. cities

CME Group has announced that it will begin to list rainfall futures, options on futures and binary options beginning on 31st October to be traded from 1st November. Both monthly and seasonal contracts will be available March to end of October across nine cities in the U.S. to businesses that read the full article →