CME Group launches FX Options Volatility Converter tool

CME Group is to launch a new FX Options Vol Converter tool to price CME Group’s listed FX options liquidity in over-the-counter (OTC) terms, helping foreign exchange traders to more easily monitor price relationships, make more informed decisions across markets, and ensure best execution for their trading strategies. 

CME Group’s listed markets have the largest central limit order book for FX options. This tool takes the extensive price data that is already functionally equivalent to OTC options, with alignments in style, expiration time, and underlying price convergence and creates a volatility grid by tenor and deltas for comparison purposes. 

“Our new FX Options Vol Converter calculates and converts our listed FX options premiums, fixed strike data, rules, and formats into an OTC-equivalent volatility surface, in OTC standard tenors, deltas, and quote conventions – creating comparable pricing across major options pairs,” says Paul Houston, Managing Director, Global Head of FX products at CME Group. “Traders can quickly act upon a market opportunity with a drilldown showing the product code, reference premium price, volatility, delta and futures value to help identify their trading opportunity.”

Watch this video to see how the FX Options Vol Converter tool makes it easy for a trader to monitor and potentially act upon CME Group’s extensive liquidity in FX options. 

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimise portfolios, and analyse data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimisation and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.