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Derivatives Market

The MERJ Exchange Listed Derivatives Market permits a wide range of investors to meet their objectives (e.g. best execution, best pricing, transparency, regulated market, central clearing) within the comfort of a regulated derivatives market. MERJ Exchange provides a neutral, level playing field for all market participants, regardless of status, size or activity levels.

MERJ Exchange offers a broad range of USD settled listed derivatives on underlying assets, including the following:

  • Currencies
  • Commodities
  • Equity Indices
  • Equity Securities
  • Bonds
  • ETFs
  • Interest Rates

MERJ Exchange, through its Members, offers live streaming pricing and market depth to investors for over 100 listed derivatives on underlying assets, including currencies, equity indices and equity securities. In addition to this, MERJ Exchange Members have access to over 3000 other listed derivatives and their clients may simply contact the Member to place the order.

Please contact a MERJ Exchange derivatives market Member or submit an enquiry to the MERJ Exchange Markets Division for a full list of available listed derivatives.

Currency Derivatives

The MERJ Exchange Currency Derivatives Board offers 7 major currency pairs with full market depth for currency derivative, traders and a total of 124 listed currency derivatives on underlying currency pairs available through MERJ Exchange derivatives market Members.

Features:

  • Tight spreads;
  • Breadth of products – wide range of available listed currency derivatives;
  • Deep institutional liquidity – asset managers, retail investors and institutional investors benefit from a deep, liquid order book beyond the top of book spread to accommodate trades of any size;
  • Firm limit order liquidity - the MERJ Exchange order book (5 levels of depth via FIX and soon to be 20 levels) is driven by streaming no ‘last look’ limit orders supplied by liquidity providers pooling pricing from multiple top tier banks and institutions, ensuring transparent price discovery and true cost of trade for every matched order;
  • Competitive fees – exchange and clearing fees are USD 25.00 per million traded; and
  • USD settled – mitigating additional cross currency costs for those in exchange control countries;

Commodity Derivatives

The MERJ Exchange Commodity Derivatives Board currently offers live order book trading of listed derivatives on spot gold. Another 33 further listed derivatives are available on underlying international commodities and commodities futures through MERJ Exchange derivatives market Members.

Features:

  • Tight spreads;
  • Breadth of products – wide range of available listed equity indices derivatives;
  • Deep institutional liquidity – asset managers, retail investors and institutional investors benefit from a deep, liquid order book beyond the top of book spread to accommodate trades of any size;
  • Firm limit order liquidity - the MERJ Exchange order book is driven by streaming no ‘last look’ limit orders supplied by liquidity providers;
  • Competitive fees – exchange and clearing fees from .15 basis points (0.000015) on total value traded; and
  • USD settled – mitigating additional cross currency costs for those in exchange control countries

International Equities Derivatives

The MERJ Exchange International Equities Derivatives Board currently offers live order book trading of listed derivatives on 100 of the top UK-listed equities by market cap. Over 3000 further listed derivatives are available on underlying international equities through MERJ Exchange derivatives market Members.

Features:

  • Tight spreads;
  • Breadth of products – wide range of available listed equity indices derivatives;
  • Deep institutional liquidity – asset managers, retail investors and institutional investors benefit from a deep, liquid order book beyond the top of book spread to accommodate trades of any size;
  • Competitive fees – exchange and clearing fees of 1 basis point (0.0001) on total value traded; and
  • USD settled – mitigating additional cross currency costs for those in exchange control countries

International Equity Indices Derivative

The MERJ Exchange International Equity Indices Derivatives Board currently offers live order book trading of 7 listed derivatives on major underlying equity indices. A further 7 listed derivatives are available on underlying equity indices and 31 listed derivatives on equity indices future through MERJ Exchange derivatives market Members.

Features:

  • Tight spreads;
  • Breadth of products – wide range of available listed equity indices derivatives;
  • Deep institutional liquidity – asset managers, retail investors and institutional investors benefit from a deep, liquid order book beyond the top of book spread to accommodate trades of any size;
  • Competitive fees – exchange and clearing fees from 0.1 basis points (0.00001) on total value traded; and
  • USD settled – mitigating additional cross currency costs for those in exchange control countries

Derivatives Contract Specifications

The MERJ Exchange Listing Committee is charged with bringing new contract specifications into effect. All contract specifications approved by the Listing Committee are required to be published by notice on the MERJ Exchange website. All revision information of contract specifications can be found here and will be announced to the market.

Trading Fees

MERJ EXCHANGE Derivatives
FX Derivatives0.0025%
Equity Derivatives Trading0.0100%
Equity Index Trading0.0010%
Commodity Derivatives Trading Gold0.0015%
Commodity Derivatives Trading Silver0.0025%

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