SIX is delighted to announce that BME Clearing, the Spanish central counterparty (CCP), has successfully obtained regulatory approval from Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) to clear Bitcoin and Ethereum futures, denominated in USD under the EU regulatory framework. BME Clearing is adding a new segment for Digital Asset Derivatives, introducing digital assets to a secure and highly regulated environment, that will upgrade the trading, clearing and cash settlement of digital asset futures.

José Manuel Ortiz, Head Clearing and Repo Operations, SIX, is pleased to announce regulatory approval for this new segment. “This milestone reflects our dedication to empowering institutions, clients and investors with innovative solutions, contributing to the continued growth of the digital asset ecosystem, and ensuring a secure and efficient trading experience for all our valued customers”.

The introduction of this segment is a response to the demand from institutions for regulated access to digital assets. 

You can find more information about our Clearing Services, on our website BME Clearing.

Any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact Jürg Schneider.

About SIX
SIX operates and develops infrastructure services for the Swiss and Spanish Stock Exchanges, for Post-Trade Services, Banking Services and Financial Information with the aim of raising efficiency, quality and innovative capacity across the entire value chain of the Swiss and Spanish financial centers. The company is owned by its users (120 banks). With a workforce of 4,044 employees and a presence in 20 countries, it generated operating income of CHF 1.5 billion and Group net profit of CHF 185.0 million in 2022.