Futures

College Futures Foundation Welcomes New Strategic Learning Officer

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 5:00pm

OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Futures Foundation is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team: Theresa Esparrago Lieu joins us as Strategic Learning Officer, a role integral to the Foundation's commitment to systems change.

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  • OAKLAND, Calif., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --College Futures Foundation is pleased to announce the newest addition to our team: Theresa Esparrago Lieu joins us as Strategic Learning Officer, a role integral to the Foundation's commitment to systems change.
  • In this position she will manage the College Futures Foundation practice of leveraging data and insights to inform decisions about strategy and execution.
  • "Listening, assessment, and reflection are essential to College Futures Foundation as a learning organization," said Gonzlez.
  • I'm looking forward to jumping into this role at College Futures Foundation at such a pivotal moment."

ICE Announces That a Record 14,419 Murban Crude Oil Futures Contracts Traded on April 7

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:30pm

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that a record 14,419 ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures contracts traded on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) on April 7, marking its highest volume day since the contracts launched on March 29.

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  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced that a record 14,419 ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures contracts traded on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD) on April 7, marking its highest volume day since the contracts launched on March 29.
  • Alongside ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures, IFAD launched trading in 18 Murban-related cash settled derivatives and inter-commodity spreads, offering the market the broadest range of ways to trade and hedge Murban crude oil.
  • This includes 34,202 ICE Murban Crude Oil futures contracts and 4,510 Murban-related cash settled derivatives, with 38 firms having traded on IFAD since the launch.
  • The scale of the response from the market to the launch of Murban futures is both encouraging and validating, said Jamal Oulhadj, President of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi.

ICE marks first day of trading on ICE’s new exchange in Abu Dhabi with 8,854 cleared lots traded

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 2:23pm

Market activity on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi on the first day of trading included:

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  • Market activity on ICE Futures Abu Dhabi on the first day of trading included:
    8,854 lots traded in total.
  • Of the cash settled derivatives, 2,500 lots of Murban Singapore Marker 1st Line futures and 10 lots of Murban 1st Line vs Brent 1st Line futures contracts traded.
  • The depth of market activity on our first day of trading is extremely encouraging, said Jamal Oulhadj, President of ICE Futures Abu Dhabi.
  • Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange.

CME Group to Launch Micro Bitcoin Futures on May 3

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 1:00pm

Micro Bitcoin futures will be one-tenth the size of one bitcoin.

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  • Micro Bitcoin futures will be one-tenth the size of one bitcoin.
  • "The introduction of Micro Bitcoin futures responds directly to demand for smaller-sized contracts from a broad array of clients and will offer even more choice and precision in how participants can trade regulated Bitcoin futures in a transparent and efficient manner at CME Group."
  • Micro Bitcoin futures will join CME Group's growing suite of cryptocurrency derivatives, including Bitcoin futures and options and recently launched Ether futures .
  • In 2021-to-date, 13,800 CME Bitcoin futures contracts (equivalent to about 69,000 bitcoin) have traded on average each day.

ICE Marks Historic Milestone in Global Energy Markets As The World’s First Murban Crude Futures Contracts Are Launched on ICE’s New Exchange in Abu Dhabi

Monday, March 29, 2021 - 1:34pm

Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced the launch of ICEs newest exchange, ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD), and ICE Murban Crude Oil futures, the worlds first Murban futures contract.

Key Points: 
  • Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE:ICE), a leading global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, today announced the launch of ICEs newest exchange, ICE Futures Abu Dhabi (IFAD), and ICE Murban Crude Oil futures, the worlds first Murban futures contract.
  • ICE Murban Crude Oil Futures opened for trading today along with 18 Murban-related cash settled derivatives and inter-commodity spreads.
  • These new contracts offer the market the broadest range of ways to trade and hedge Murban crude.
  • Trademarks of ICE and/or its affiliates include Intercontinental Exchange, ICE, ICE block design, NYSE and New York Stock Exchange.

CBL Launches Nature-Based Global Emissions Offset

Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORKand SAN FRANCISCOand SYDNEY, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Xpansiv , the global marketplace for Intelligent Commodities, today announced the launch of an innovative new product called the Nature-based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO), tradable on Xpansiv market CBL .

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  • NEW YORKand SAN FRANCISCOand SYDNEY, March 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Xpansiv , the global marketplace for Intelligent Commodities, today announced the launch of an innovative new product called the Nature-based Global Emissions Offset (N-GEO), tradable on Xpansiv market CBL .
  • Eligible offset projects will be carefully vetted under the CBL Standard Instruments Program, which also contains the Global Emissions Offset (GEO) contract the first in this series of standardized contracts developed by Xpansiv.
  • The N-GEO provides a benchmark for nature-based emissions offsets, allowing participants to meet climate commitments while promoting the biodiversity of natural environments and supporting developing communities.
  • This announcement follows CME's recently launched CBL GEO futures contract after the successful launch of the GEO Spot contract last year.

Warner Music Group / Blavatnik Family Foundation Social Justice Fund Disburses Grants to Organizations Working Toward the Advancement of Black Populations Around the Globe

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 4:00pm

The Fund serves as an acknowledgement of the contributions Black culture has made to the profitability of todays music industry.

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  • The Fund serves as an acknowledgement of the contributions Black culture has made to the profitability of todays music industry.
  • The Advisory Board includes five external members whose counsel and expertise in social justice have been invaluable to defining the Funds mission and strategic direction.
  • This first tranche of grants to organizations providing a range of needed services and advocacy to effectuate meaningful change reflects these guiding principles, as well as the values of Warner Music Group and the Blavatnik Family Foundation.
  • Black Futures Lab works to build Black political power and change the way it operates locally, statewide, and nationally.

Sheetal Mehta Walsh, Global Innovation Executive Joins Waterhound Futures as Board Advisor

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 1:37pm

LONDON, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Waterhound Futures Limited, a leader in water and wastewater data analytics, announced today that Sheetal Mehta Walsh will join Waterhound Futures as a Board Advisor.

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  • LONDON, Feb. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Waterhound Futures Limited, a leader in water and wastewater data analytics, announced today that Sheetal Mehta Walsh will join Waterhound Futures as a Board Advisor.
  • After she left the GEP, we asked if she would consider joining Waterhound as a Board Advisor.
  • Waterhound Futures Ltd is an important and timely innovation not just for the UK but also for the world.
  • Sheetaljoins Stuart Orr, Head of WWF International's Freshwater Practiceand Jacob Tompkins OBE, CTOofThe Water Retail Company, London as Board Advisorsfor Waterhound Futures.

Pax8 Named 2021 Channel Influencer Award Winner by Channel Partners, Channel Futures

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:44pm

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pax8 , the best place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, today announced it has been named a 2021 Channel Influencer Award winner for the third consecutive year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures .

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  • DENVER, Feb. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pax8 , the best place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, today announced it has been named a 2021 Channel Influencer Award winner for the third consecutive year by Channel Partners and Channel Futures .
  • The awards recognize the people, technologies, trends, and organizations that will shape the new channel in 2021.
  • The influencers within the Channel Partners and Channel Futures communities are those with a true network that has a loyal, trusted following.
  • Our editorial team carefully examined the industry for individuals and organizations that are exerting true influence in the channel today, said Craig Galbraith, Editorial Director, Channel Partners & Channel Futures.

Nodal Exchange Sets Daily Trading Record in Power Futures

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 2:30pm

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Nodal Exchange achieved a new daily trading record in power futures with a total traded volume of 56.2 million MWh which is equivalent to the electricity that 5.3 million homes would consume in a year in the USA.

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  • On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Nodal Exchange achieved a new daily trading record in power futures with a total traded volume of 56.2 million MWh which is equivalent to the electricity that 5.3 million homes would consume in a year in the USA.
  • I am excited by Nodals record day in power yesterday, which was accompanied by significant environmental and natural gas trading, said Paul Cusenza, Chairman and CEO of Nodal Exchange.
  • Nodal Exchange is a derivatives exchange providing price, credit and liquidity risk management solutions to participants in the North American commodities markets.
  • Nodal Exchange is a leader in innovation, having introduced the worlds largest set of electric power locational (nodal) futures contracts.