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CFTC Issues Order Of Registration For ICE Endex Markets B.V. To Permit Trading By Direct Access From The U.S.

Date 11/01/2017

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has issued an Order of Registration to ICE Endex Markets B.V. (ICE Endex), a Foreign Board of Trade (FBOT) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Under the Order, ICE Endex is permitted to provide its identified members or other participants located in the U.S. with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system.

ICE Endex’s application for registration included representations that its regulatory regime under its regulatory authority, the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, satisfies the requirements for registration under CFTC regulations. After reviewing the FBOT’s application, the CFTC determined that ICE Endex has demonstrated its ability to comply with the requirements of CFTC regulations, including CFTC regulation 48.8, which outlines the conditions of registration. This regulation also permits any additional conditions the CFTC deems necessary and may impose, after appropriate notice and opportunity to respond. ICE Endex shall also continue to fulfill each of the representations it made in support of its registration application.

The CFTC issued the Order in accordance with Part 48 of the CFTC regulations, which provides that such an Order may be issued to a FBOT that satisfies the requirements for registration in CFTC regulation 48.7 and, among other things, possesses the attributes of an established, organized exchange and is subject to continued oversight by a regulator that provides comprehensive supervision and regulation that is comparable to the supervision and regulation exercised by the CFTC.

The ICE Endex Order of Registration announced today is the 15th Order the CFTC has issued under CFTC regulations and based upon the recommendation of the Division of Market Oversight since May 2013. Previously approved FBOT Registration Orders have been issued to FBOTs in Brazil, Canada, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany and the United Kingdom.