CBOT joins credit futures race

The Chicago Board of Trade is preparing to launch credit default swap futures contracts on June 25.

After delays to plans from rival exchanges to launch similar products on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Exchange (CBOE), this could see late entrant CBOT winning the race to launch an exchange-traded credit derivatives contract in the US.

The CME’s planned launch in early May and CBOE’s plans to launch a contract in the first half have been delayed while they await r

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