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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 →

MDA EarthSat Weather now providing settlement values for CME Hurricane Index

As part of its weather derivative product offering the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) allows interested parties to participate in their market for hurricane futures and options. Users can access exchange traded hurricane futures and options based on the CME Hurricane Index (CHI), a proprietary index originally developed by the ReAdvisory group read the full article →

CME weather volumes down in 2011 but niche contracts up significantly

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), which is the main location that weather futures and derivatives are traded, has experienced a significant drop in the volume of contracts traded across the exchange during 2011 when compared to the prior year. The CME has been experiencing good growth each year but 2011 read the full article →

CME hurricane index contracts could payout as quickly as five days after landfall

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has for a number of years been offering hurricane futures and options to anyone seeking to hedge the risks of landfalling hurricanes impacting their bottom line. Users of these contracts are generally re/insurers, some hedge funds, ILS funds and investors with exposure to specific storms read the full article →