ED&F Man Capital Markets Approved as Full Clearing Member of CME Business Wire CHICAGO -- November 08, 2012 ED&F Man Capital Markets, the global financial brokerage business, is pleased to announce that it has today been approved as a full clearing member of the CME Group, operator of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange; under the approval, ED&F Man Capital Markets becomes a member of the CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX. ED&F Man Capital Markets offers clearing services to clients on more than 60 global futures exchanges. Additionally the Firm provides access to clearing and execution services in a range of OTC products including fixed income, foreign exchange, equities and commodities. ED&F Man Capital Markets is a division of privately owned ED&F Man, which was founded 230 years ago and today operates in around 60 countries. Commenting, Chris Smith, Global CEO of ED&F Man Capital Markets, said: “Our focus is always on providing the highest levels of customer service; our new status as a full clearing member of CME will enable us to extend our unique, independent client offering into one of the world’s largest futures markets.” Phil Howell, Director of Corporate Development and Head of Financial Services at ED&F Man, added: “This is an important milestone for both the business and ED&F Man. Following our MBO from Man Group we have spent many years out of the financial services markets. We look forward to working with CME and many of our old clients and counterparts in developing a strong service oriented business with our highly respected management team.” - ends - Notes to Editors: About ED&F Man Capital Markets *ED&F Man Capital Markets is a global, financial brokerage business committed to providing the highest levels of customer service, delivered by an experienced and talented team, and unpinned by the best technology and systems available. *ED&F Man Capital Markets has a strong entrepreneurial ethos and is focused on brokerage-based business activities in liquid products and markets. *ED&F Man Capital Markets benefits from exceptional levels of capitalization and a management focus on disciplined financial and risk management control, and robust and effective corporate governance. *ED&F Man Capital Markets has offices in London, New York and Chicago. It is authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) and all client money, as defined by the FSA, is held in segregated client accounts ABOUT CME Group As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk. CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com. Contact: Media enquiries to: Redleaf Polhill Emma Kane t: +44(0)20 7566 6700 e: firstname.lastname@example.org or CME Group Allan Schoenberg t: +44(0)20 3379 3830 e: Allan.Schoenberg@cmegroup.com
ED&F Man Capital Markets Approved as Full Clearing Member of CME
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