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To sustain a hungry world...

CME Group gives the agricultural industry the tools to help it put food on the table.

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To deliver in a changing energy landscape...

CME Group gives the energy industry the tools to help it keep resources flowing.

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To make the most of market opportunity...

CME Group gives the financial industry the tools to help it address market exposure.

Investment professionals need ways to offer their clients — be they individuals or institutions — the right balance between risk and reward. CME Group helps them manage risk and capitalize on opportunities across major markets worldwide, where the total value of equity investments has reached $66 trillion. In the United States, equity markets have achieved growth of over 180% since the market low in 2009.

Total value of stocks worldwide (trillions)

Total value of stocks worldwide was 66 trillion as of 2014
Values of stocks worldwide in 2007, 2009 and 2014
Source: Bloomberg

In terms of Purchasing Power Parity, the size of the world economy in 2040 is expected to be 260% of that in 2013.

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Source: OPEC
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Investor confidence in the U.S. has rebounded strongly, if slowly, since 2009, fueling a nearly unprecedented period of sustained growth.

How sustainable this growth is depends on a number of unpredictable factors, including corporate profits, market valuations, investor mindset, and political and economic stability around the world.

Line graph showing growth between 2010 and 2015 Line graph showing growth of 177% as of 2015 Line graph showing growth between 2010 and 2015
Source: Oppenheimer Funds

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From 2012 to 2013, the market value of U.S. higher education endowments went up an average of 10%.

Source: Nacubo.org

Concurrently, presumed growth in both the global middle class and global equity markets is creating new investment opportunities all the time. Be it an employee planning for retirement or a university managing its endowment, long-term security is key for individuals, businesses, institutions and governments whose progress relies on returns.

Population growth in the global
middle class (billions)

Chart showing global middle class reaching 4.9 billion by 2030
Chart showing middle class population growth between 2009 and 2030
Source: OECD.org

The role of derivatives in managing risk

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A forward-thinking mindset is key to investing in today’s unpredictable economic environment. At CME Group, we give investment professionals and portfolio managers the products they need to effectively manage inherent price risks and plan the future of their funds — helping those they serve benefit from these vital markets.

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Upward mobility is up worldwide. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a rapidly growing Asian middle class.

Asia will represent 66% of the global middle-class population and 59% of middle-class consumption by 2030, up from 28% and 23% respectively in 2009.

Meanwhile, European and American middle classes will shrink from 50% of the global total to just 22%.

Pie chart key for Asia in 2009 and 2030
Pie chart showing Asia representing 28% of global middle class in 2009 Pie chart showing Asia representing 66% of global middle class by 2030
Pie chart key for Europe and America in 2009 and 2030
Pie chart showing Europe and America representing 50% of global middle class in 2009 Pie chart showing Europe and America representing 22% of global middle class by 2030
Source: OECD.org & Reuters

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