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CME Group applies to create derivatives exchange in London, UK

21st August 2012

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 CME Europe Ltd will initially […]

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MDA EarthSat Weather now providing settlement values for CME Hurricane Index

19th June 2012

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 of Carvill America, Inc. and […]

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Hot weather slows weather derivatives trading volumes

11th August 2011

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, has impacted weather derivatives trading […]

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Weather derivatives traders cash in on heatwave

22nd July 2011

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.

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

14th October 2010

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 want to manage their exposure […]

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