The NIBA newsletter focuses on the CME Group market data fee increases. Not surprisingly, none of our members are happy about it. Some even say that added to the industry problems of the past two years, this could be the last straw for their business.
CME Group today announced a solution to address a gap in the delivery basket of the U.S. Treasury Bond futures. The gap results from the U.S. Treasury's suspension of 30-year Treasury bond issuance between early 2001 and early 2006.
When NIBA saw the potential impact of CME Group data fee increases, it sought a meeting with the CME to discuss their concerns. NIBA met with the CME Group market data team on Dec. 2. Here is their report to members on that meeting.
I ran into an old friend at the Chicago Board of Trade yesterday and he told me the following joke: “What does Obamacare and CME Group’s new data fees have in common? One is 28,000 pages the other is 18 pages and both were voted on without anyone reading them.”