FIS Completes The First CME Listed Fertilizer Option Trade

FIS Completes The First CME Listed Fertilizer Option Trade


Houston/London – March 25th 2024 – Freight Investor Services completed the first listed CME fertilizer option trade, a $340 April NOLA Urea Call Option $5 Premium 15 lots – CME code; UGO

The new Option contract was launched on the 25th March, and the trade done is the latest addition to the growing list of firsts negotiated by the FIS desks.

FIS traded the first OTC option over a year ago and have continued to broker OTC options as they have become a popular risk management tool in the market and cooperated with the CME to launch this contract.

George Huston, Fertilizer Broker, added: “Our latest trade, completed in the same day of the launch of the new CME listed option shows how the market is continuing to develop, this contract will help grow interest in the NOLA Urea market and is exciting for the fertilizer market. We would like to extend our thanks to our clients who helped get the first one over the line”.



For any further information, please contact the fertilizers desk:


Barnie Talbot-Ponsonby Tel: +44 7808 768 318

Kieran Walsh Tel: +44 7749 701509


George Huston Tel: +1-913-276-4154

Macarena Collada Tel: +1-913-669-2345

Disclaimer: The information provided in this communication is not intended for retail clients. It is general in nature only and does not constitute advice or an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to purchase any swap or other financial instruments, nor constitute any recommendation on our part. The information has been prepared without considering your investment objectives, financial situation, or knowledge and experience. This material is not a research report and is not intended as such. FIS is not responsible for any trading decisions taken based on this communication. Trading swaps and over-the-counter derivatives, exchange-traded derivatives, and options involve substantial risk and are not suitable for all investors. You are advised to perform an independent investigation to determine whether a transaction is suitable for you. No part of this material may be copied or duplicated in any form by any means or redistributed without our prior written consent. Freight Investor Services Ltd (FIS) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FRN: 211452) and is a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”). Freight Investor Services PTE Ltd (‘FIS PTE’) is a private limited company, incorporated and registered in Singapore with company number 200603922G, and has subsidiary offices in India and Shanghai. Freight Investor Solutions DMCC (‘FIS DMCC’) is a private limited company, incorporated and registered in Dubai with company number DMCC1225. Further information about FIS including the location of its offices can be found on our website at

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