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Regulated Digital Asset Derivatives Trading

GFO-X is the UK's first regulated and centrally cleared trading venue dedicated to digital asset derivatives. 

GFO-X is authorised by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and has partnered with LCH SA which will offer clearing of Bitcoin index futures and options contracts traded on GFO-X. This will be made available through a new segregated clearing service, LCH DigitalAssetClear.

Built for institutions, GFO-X provides a cutting-edge platform, providing investors with a secure and efficient trading environment where you can seamlessly hedge and manage your digital asset exposure via our full suite of cash settled Bitcoin index futures and options contracts.  
 

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Our Products

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Enhance your digital asset exposure through GFO-X cash-settled BTC Index Futures. FCA regulated and centrally cleared by LCH DigitalAssetClear.
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BTC Options
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Optimise trading strategies with GFO-X Bitcoin Index Options. FCA regulated and centrally cleared by LCH DigitalAssetClear.
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High Performance Technology

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24/7 Operating Capacity

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Sub-100 Microseconds Processing Times

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Secure Colocation

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High Throughput

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Financial Industry Standard APIs

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Horizontally Scaled

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Bank-grade Cybersecurity

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Latest News

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Welcoming Our New Investors
We're thrilled to announce the successful close of our recent $30m Series B investment round, led by M&G Investments. With this milestone, we welcome new institutional investors to our register, including Hivemind, SNZ Capital, HashKey Capital and IN. Capital. We're also grateful for the continued support from our existing investors, such as byWiT.

15 Feb 2024

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GFO-X raises $30m Series B Funding, led by M&G Investments
M&G Investments is the £332 billion asset management arm of M&G plc Global Futures and Options Ltd (GFO-X), through its strategic partnership with LCH SA, is the UK's first regulated and centrally cleared trading venue dedicated to digital asset derivatives M&G's investment will help support the growth of regulated digital assets, and create a global hub for the trading and clearing of digital asset derivatives M&G will join the Board of GFO-X Holdings London, 10 December 2023 – GFO-X today announces that M&G Investments has led a $30m Series B funding round for the Company and will join the Board of Global Futures and Options Holdings. The strategic investment will fund GFO-X through its forthcoming launch and support future innovation in the regulated digital asset sector, enhancing trust and credibility in the market. GFO-X services the significant unmet need of large global institutional participants. They require the certainty of a safe, regulated trading venue enabling them to trade digital asset derivatives at scale while protecting their client's assets. A 'regulation first' approach has already enabled GFO-X to achieve trust and credibility with the largest institutions. GFO-X's goal is to bring partners along the journey of innovation, step by step, as digital assets deliver more sophisticated institutional grade products. In April 2023, GFO-X announced a strategic partnership with LCH SA, London Stock Exchange Group’s (LSEG) Continental European clearing house. LCH SA will introduce a new, segregated central counterparty clearing service, LCH DigitalAssetClear, subject to regulatory approval. LCH DigitalAssetClear is focused on counterparty credit, risk management, and the settlement needs of the digital asset derivatives market as institutional products develop. This partnership will provide a unique and powerful service offering, combining GFO-X's deep understanding of the digital asset market, optimised contract specifications and high-performance technology capable of operating 24/7, with LCH SA's strong client base and proven risk management capabilities. M&G Portfolio Manager, Jeremy Punnett, says: “The lack of regulated trading venues is materially hampering the growth of the crypto derivatives trading market. The UK has the potential to become a global hub for crypto asset technology and investment, making London an excellent destination for GFO-X’s new global trading venue. This investment enables GFO-X to scale its operations as the business is set to benefit from investors shifting their trading from unregulated to regulated venues.” Arnab Sen, CEO of GFO-X , says, "Evolving regulation will bring digital assets into mainstream finance. This transition demands traditional market structures to solve the multiple risks currently associated with the digital asset market. However, building a regulated financial market ecosystem is complex, time-consuming and expensive, and the pitfalls of taking shortcuts are now clear for all to see. The long-term viability of digital assets and the digitisation of real tangible assets requires careful collaboration between traditional market participants and modern innovators. Having a patient long term capital partner such as M&G is crucial as we build the next generation of global financial market infrastructure for digital assets. " Corentine Poilvet-Clédière, CEO, LCH SA says, “LCH SA is excited to be working with GFO-X, together with the industry, to provide a regulated marketplace for Bitcoin index futures and options as we look to expand our services to become a truly international clearing house. We look forward to the launch of the service, ensuring the safe growth and development of this asset class as demand from institutional market participants grows.” Please see HERE for the M&G Investments Press Release. For further information: Serra Balls, Eterna Partners for GFO-X gfo-x@eternapartners.com +44 (0) 7775763018

11 Dec 2023

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LCH SA Secures Approval to Clear Bitcoin Derivatives
GFO-X is today announcing another important milestone in bringing a robust, regulated derivatives marketplace for the trading of Bitcoin. Today, our partner, LSEG’s LCH SA announced it has received regulatory approval to clear cash-settled Bitcoin index futures and options contracts trading on GFO-X. The new dedicated service, LCH Digital Asset Clear is secure, underpinned by a segregated default fund, tailored risk management model, and a dedicated set of clearing rules. We’ve developed this offer in close consultation with market participants, having seen significant demand to deliver this dedicated trading and clearing service. GFO-X is at the forefront of supporting the institutional adoption of digital assets. Read LCH SA’s announcement in full below.

8 Apr 2024

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Global Futures and Options Ltd (GFO-X) is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") with firm reference number 945035

Global Futures and Options Ltd is registered in England and Wales under Company Number 13018987

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