CFTC approves amendment to Cantor Clearinghouse registration order

February 11, 2013 10:36 AM

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today granted the petition of Cantor Clearinghouse, L.P. (Cantor) to amend its order of registration as a derivatives clearing organization (DCO).

The amended order of registration permits Cantor to clear, in its capacity as a registered DCO, (1) foreign exchange spot index binary flex options contracts (FXSI Contracts) financially settled based on foreign currency pairs of major money center currencies and (2) additional binary options contracts that are fully-margined, have risk profiles similar to the FXSI Contracts, and for which there is an underlying commodity.  The amended order supersedes the order of registration that was issued to Cantor in April 2010.

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