CME Group Approved To Operate in Amsterdam
CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that its new legal entity CME Amsterdam B.V. has received approval from the Dutch Minister of Finance.
The establishment of the new Amsterdam-based entity will ensure that CME Group’s BrokerTec and EBS venues and CME Regulatory Reporting services (formerly NEX Regulatory Reporting) can continue to service their EU27 clients, regardless of the outcome of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.
CME Group will transition the following businesses to CME Amsterdam B.V. – BrokerTec’s European Government Bond and European Repo businesses (under a new Regulated Market licence) and on-MTF FX forwards and swaps (under a new MTF licence), to maintain a single pool of liquidity. BrokerTec’s UK Gilts and Gilt Repo businesses and all other EBS businesses, will continue to operate with no change.
In addition, CME Group will transition the CME Regulatory Reporting Approved Publication Arrangement (APA) and Approved Reporting Mechanism (ARM) trade and transaction reporting services for EU27 clients to CME Amsterdam B.V., to minimise disruption and assist clients in meeting their MiFID II obligations. CME Amsterdam B.V. will operate alongside Abide Financial DRSP Limited (AFDL), which is authorised as an ARM and APA by the UK FCA and will continue to provide these services to UK clients.
CME Amsterdam B.V. will be operational from 18 March 2019.
Temporary equivalence is set to expire on June 30 2022.
IRS trading volumes have fragmented without an equivalence agreement.
Most EU member states had an increase in bankers earning more than €1m.
A structured home-office work mix can optimize a trading desk's efficiency, Fidelity's Tom Stevenson writes.
Staff will be working from a mix of home and the office.