no 41/14 NASDAQ OMX Commodities announces readiness and support for Secure and Promote Financial Futures solution

| Source: Nasdaq Commodities

NASDAQ OMX Commodities has been working with Trayport and the licence holders to create a solution for the Mandatory Market Making Obligation (MMO) under Secure and Promote based upon the financially settled UK Power Futures that price against the daily N2EX auction. The design allows obligated parties to make markets both in the electronic order-book and via the UK electricity brokers reporting through the Block Trade Facility, with full credit being given to all activity towards Ofgem’s MMO.

The MMO scheme went live on March 31st for two daily one hour windows starting at 10:30 and 15:30. To date RWE, E.ON and SSE have confirmed their ability to transact the NASDAQ OMX Commodities futures contracts as part of their strategy to fulfill their Secure and Promote requirements.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities welcomes the readiness of the stakeholders and anticipates greater transparency and better market access as a result of the intervention. 

“With this initiative, NASDAQ OMX Commodities continues to strengthen its UK financial futures offering,” Bjørn Sibbern, Head of NASDAQ OMX Commodities, said. “We are particularly pleased to have achieved this in close cooperation with Trayport and our stakeholders in Great Britain.”


For further information, please contact NASDAQ OMX Commodities:


Your contact:

Jason Roland Hall, UK Energy and N2EX, phone +46 8 405 7848/ +46 7 3449 7848,


Media contact:

Sara Aadnesen, Director Corporate Communications, phone +47 9060 0759,



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NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group’s worldwide suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets, tanker and dry cargo freight, fuel oil, seafood derivatives, iron ore, electricity certificates and clearing services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA which is authorized as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority. All trades with NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe are subject to clearing with NASDAQ OMX Clearing.

NASDAQ OMX Clearing is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB which is authorized and supervised as a multi-asset clearinghouse by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden as well as authorized to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.

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