CME CORE: Clearing Online Risk Engine

CME Core is an interactive margin calculator that enables you to calculate and evaluate your initial margin requirements for all CME Group Products.

CME CORE Capabilities
Futures and Options
Agriculture, Energy, Equity Index, FX, Interest Rates, Metals
Credit Default Swaps Yes
Interest Rate Swaps Yes
FX Non-Deliverable Forwards and Cash-Settled Forwards Yes
Optimizer for Portfolio Margining Yes
Interest Rate Portfolio Margining Yes
Portfolio/Trade Editing Yes
Portfolio/Trade History Yes
Incremental Margin Yes
Estimator/Delta Ladders Yes
Coming soon: CME Clearing Europe

CME CORE: Overview

Futures and Options

CME CORE supports all CME Group Futures and Options to run indicative margin requirements through manual entry or file upload.


Cleared OTC

CME Group offers you unparalleled capital efficiencies via portfolio margining of Cleared OTC Interest Rate Swaps vs. Eurodollar and Treasury futures with savings of up to 90%.

Additionally, CME CORE now supports margin optimization, which allows customers and Clearing Firms to calculate the ideal allocation of futures to move into an OTC account to minimize portfolio risk, and in turn, minimize IRS margin requirements.

Margin Optimization Demo

OTC IRS Trade Termination Analysis Now Available on CME CORE

  • Reduce line items and lowers total notional outstanding
  • Filter portfolio by currency, floating index tenor, and DV01 risk at individual tenor buckets
  • Provides detailed Termination reporting: Target, Remnant and Terminated trade analysis
  • Export Terminated Portfolio in CME Trade Register Format

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Getting Started with CME CORE

A user-defined SMART Click ID is required to access CME CORE. If you need a SMART Click ID, please follow these steps:

  1. Go to the CME CORE login screen.
  2. Click on the "Need to Register" link and provide the required information.
  3. Receive your SMART Click ID.
  4. Email to request entitlements to CME CORE. You need only provide:
    • Your user ID
    • The asset class for which you want interactive margin calculations

Note: CME Group is converting all application logins to a single sign-on format. If you use other CME Group applications, you will use the same

Futures & Options Trading

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through the CME Globex electronic trading platform and trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort.

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