CME Group and Thomson Reuters today announced that they will take steps necessary to close FXMarketSpace, the 50/50 joint venture company they introduced in May 2006. All trading on the platform will be suspended at the close of business on 17 October, 2008. During the coming months, CME Group and Thomson Reuters will work closely with FXMarketSpace to ensure an orderly wind down of existing business operations.
Both CME Group’s FX futures business and Thomson Reuters FX Spot Matching services continue to reflect strong growth in their respective product lines. CME Group and Thomson Reuters remain committed to offering innovative solutions to the rapidly-growing OTC FX market, and the two companies will explore working together to pursue clearing and operational efficiencies for their customers.