FIS and ICIS-Profercy Settlement Index Prices

22 September 2015

ICIS, a division of Reed Business Information, part of RELX Group, is pleased to announce that as of Oct 1st 2015, Freight Investor Services (FIS) Ltd, in agreement with ICIS and Profercy, will use the olympic average of ICIS / Profercy weekly price ranges as the settlement index for FIS brokered OTC bilateral fertilizer swaps trade.  This agreement will enable FIS to broker OTC bilateral contracts to be settled on the same index basis as that which is utilised by the CME exchange.  

This agreement will enable FIS to broker OTC bilateral contracts to be settled on the same index basis as that which is utilised by the CME exchange and will serve to eliminate any "basis risk" of trades for the same product settling against different indexes.

The agreement means that the major brokers in the fertilizer derivatives market will now use the ICIS/Profercy index as the primary settlement index for both cleared and OTC bilateral trade. "FIS has pursued this ICIS/Profercy index agreement as we believe that it will aggregate trade around a principal common index, which will greatly improve overall liquidity and participation in the fertilizer derivatives market", said Ron Foxon at FIS Ltd.

For further information about this release, please contact:

Amy Holland
Marketing Manager, ICIS

Email: amy.holland@icis.com 
Direct: +1 (713) 525 2673

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