CME FX Link to go live on March 25

CME is launching a new central limit order book allowing participants to trade OTC spot and FX futures via a single spread trade

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Paul Houston: “Over-the-counter FX market participants will benefit from the capital and regulatory advantages of listed futures, as well as optimising credit lines through facing a central counterparty”

CME is launching FX Link this weekend, in a move that sees the exchange create a new central limit order book that allows market participants to trade over-the-counter spot and FX futures via a single spread trade on its Globex platform.

By creating this bridge, CME says it wants to let participants access the efficiencies of FX futures while improving credit-line management across both markets – a particularly timely development given the introduction of uncleared margin rules in the European

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