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CME Group Opening London-Based Derivatives Exchange At World's Most Influential High Frequency Trading Conference

Building off of the momentum of past conferences, Golden Networking brings back High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, now in New York, Chicago and London (

(August 20, 2012, New York) The world's biggest futures exchange operator, CME Group, has announced plans to open a European derivatives exchange, a move that will see it go head-to-head with the continent's most prominent derivatives trading bourses.

The company is reported to be filing its application with the necessary UK regulators over the next few days. If successful, CME Group's London-based exchange will be in direct competition with NYSE and Deutsche Börse, in a bid to increase its global expansion.

In a statement released today, CME, which operates the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, confirmed it was applying to the British Financial Services Authority to green light plans for the London-based exchange, which aims to start operating in 2013.

By establishing an exchange in London, CME will further solidify the city's role as a financial hub. It will also confirm the company's quest to acquire emerging business in global derivatives trading and clearing; CME will be participating at upcoming High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, this time in three of the world's most important financial centers: New York, Chicago and London.

High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012, How Knight Capital's 'Knightmare on Wall Street' Could Transform the Regulatory Landscape and Impact Investors, Speed Traders and Brokers", will provide attendees in New York, Chicago and London with the most up-to-date review of where this ever-changing industry stands and how new technology and regulatory developments will impact it. Recognized experts, regulators, and strategists, will return to High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 to provide the information practitioners are looking for in an open and unbiased environment, highly conducive to the most efficient and effective networking.

With insightful keynote speeches and highly regarded panels, everybody involved in high-frequency trading will gain inside knowledge about the latest technologies that can drastically optimize HFT infrastructures and take a first look at upcoming regulations that could radically change the HFT firms' business model. Topics that will be discussed at High Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2012 include the movement toward emerging markets, every time more attuned to the use of bots, the regulatory environment, how new technologies are changing the game, including FPGA applications, and a look at the upcoming regulatory changes that will definitely impact how speed traders capture alpha.