OTC Derivative Reform & Global Equivalence – Is There Ever Really Equivalence? – comment piece by Richard Baker, CEO Cleartrade Exchange

11 March 2016,

As the CEO of a global commodities exchange, this is a topic I frequently encounter. I also spend valuable resources in terms of time and money – such as legal & compliance fees – keeping abreast of the changes. What has changed in what region (for our business and our clients, the focus is Asia, [...]


EEX exchange looks beyond freight to steer through dry shipping storm

02 February 2016,

Cleartrade Exchange is expanding its commodities business, aiming to boost fertiliser and bunker fuel derivatives activity after a lukewarm reception for its dry freight futures, partly due to turmoil in the shipping market, a top official said. Singapore-regulated Cleartrade, 52 percent owned by Deutsche Boerse’s EEX, is looking to increase its position in derivatives and [...]


Erlend Engelstad talks Iron Ore with The Nikkei

02 November 2015,

Erlend Engelstad, Market Development Director, CLTX  talks to Natsuki Kaneko at  Nikkei Asian Review about the CLTX Iron Ore Cleartrade Exchange, which operates a regulated futures market here for such commodity derivatives as fuel oil and shipping freight costs, plans to begin electronic trading of iron ore in November.  CLTX may later add coking coal and [...]


From October’s Trading Places: MiFID II Is Coming, How Ready Are You? – Cleartrade Exchange CEO, Richard Baker, Gives His View

23 October 2015,

With the imminent announcement of new MiFID II rules, Cleartrade Exchange CEO, Richard Baker, gives his view on how best to prepare and what role exchanges can play in adapting to the new trading landscape. The last 2 years have seen a flurry of drafts and technical specs on MiFID II and MiFIR being put [...]


CLTX’s Erlend Engelstad talks to Commodities Now about how the exchange is redesigning the fuel oil market for ship owners

15 September 2015,

London, 15 September 2015 CLTX’s Erlend Engelstad talks to Commodities Now about how the exchange is redesigning the fuel oil market for ship owners. The global financial crisis and its aftermath has significant implications for anyone trading commodities. A wave of regulatory reforms, unprecedented volatility, and as some claim, a commodity ‘super cycle’ running out [...]


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