CME to launch six monthly contracts for FX futures

The Chicago-based marketplace will offer contracts for AUD, GBP, CAD, EUR, JPY and EUR/GBP from February 27

Market demand: "The launch… is in response to feedback from global customers," says Paul Houston of CME

CME Group plans to expand its foreign exchange offering with the launch of six monthly contracts for FX futures at the end of February.

The new contracts will be based on six currency pairs – the Australian dollar, sterling, the Canadian dollar, euro, Japanese yen and EUR/GBP – which are currently offered quarterly.

The launch of the additional monthly contracts is scheduled for February 27, 2017, and they will be listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange following regulatory approval. The first

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