The US authority responsible for the registration and guidance of Swap Execution Facility SEF, announced that two leading firms have been granted approval. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a notification that has granted temporary registration to Tradition and Tullet Prebon.
Transactions in FX Options and NDFs will be carried out on the newly formed Swap Execution Facility, a new trading entity formed post Dodd- Frank regulatory reforms of 2010. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is the main regulator overseeing the new venues.
Tullet Prebon, a leader in the trading of NDFs, tpMATCH NDF, is Tullett Prebon’s electronic non-deliverable forwards matching platform, that enables traders to reduce date mismatch risk. It sits alongside our FRA matching platform, tpMATCH, which was successfully launched in 2009 to allow rates traders to reduce LIBOR risk across major currencies.
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Tradition is a strong player in the world of FX Options. After the firm’s collaboration with ICAP’s FX Options desk in 2000, it has developed itself to be one of the leading venues. The firm offers FX Options trading via Volbroker.
For firms looking to start a trading relationship with Tullet Prebon’s new SEF, they are obliged to complete the necessary requirements on its SEF dedicated web page, Tullet Prebon outlines the procedure, “We would ask that interested customers complete both the IT and Legal/Compliance onboarding packs which are available upon request.”
The CFTC issued a October 2nd deadline for firms to receive temporary registration. Under the current terms, firms that are approved need to ensure that they adhere to all guidelines set by the CFTC. As of yet no firm’s application has been rejected.