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Designated Contract Markets (DCMs)

  • The SEC has adopted rules setting forth the requirements for designated contract markets (DCMs) to notice register with the SEC as national securities exchanges to trade security futures products.

    The DCMs listed below have filed registration Form 1-N with the SEC to be notice registered as a national securities exchange.

    DCM

    Date Designated by CFTC as a DCM

    Date Notice Registration Form 1-N Filed With SEC

    Date of SEC Acknowledgement of Receipt of Form 1-N

    Remarks

    Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT)

    12/20/00*

    12/19/05

    1/5/06

     

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

    12/20/00*

    08/29/02

    10/16/02

     

    NQLX LLC

    8/22/2001

    08/26/02

    10/16/02

    NQLX originally was a joint venture of the Nasdaq Stock Market and the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE). NQLX's relationship with LIFFE ended on 07/28/03.

    OneChicago, LLC (OCX)

    06/11/02

    08/22/02

    10/16/02

    OCX is a joint venture of CME, Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE).

    *Section 5(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act as amended by the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA), provides that boards of trade that were designated contract markets on the date of the enactment of the CFMA (December 21, 2000) were to be considered designated contract markets under the Commodity Exchange Act as of that date. The contract markets having a designation date followed by an asterisk are those that were deemed to be designated at the time of adoption of the CFMA. The original date when an exchange was designated as a contract market by the CFTC or, prior to 1975, by the Secretary of Agriculture is indicated in parentheses.