NYSE/Euronext plans to launch a US futures exchange within
the year while also considering building its own
Jerry Putnam, president and co-chief operating officer of
NYSE/Euronext, said an effort is underway to file with
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) plans for a US
futures exchange that initially would list Euronext Liffe
products starting with stock index futures such as the CAC 40
and FTSE futures. A launch date is not set but the CFTC process
for creating a new futures exchange is estimated to take about
"Initially we'll start by introducing some of the Euronext
products in the US," Putnam told journalists at the Options
Industry Conference in San Antonio, Texas. "It makes sense for
us because they are already available in Europe. We can offer
that in the US by offering extended trading hours in the
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