On May 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an Order of Registration (Order) permitting Eurex Zurich AG (Eurex Zurich), a foreign derivatives exchange authorized by and subject to regulation by Switzerland’s Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), to provide identified members and other US-based participants with direct access to its electronic order entry and trade matching system. Factors considered by the CFTC in issuing the Order included, but were not limited to, Eurex Zurich being subject to a regulatory and supervisory regime under FINMA that is similar to that of the CFTC.

The Order of Registration is available here.