Standard Acceptable Collateral and Resources

CME Clearing manages billions of dollars each day in the process of balancing accounts and maintaining performance bonds/margins.

CME Clearing is dedicated to meeting the needs of its clearing firms and end-clients in regards to collateral acceptance while accepting a diverse portfolio of assets. CME Clearing will consider the acceptance of additional collateral types, given that it is high quality and highly liquid collateral that is appropriate for the industry. For more information, click here.

Learn more about:

  • Types of collateral that can be used
  • Ways members can earn interest on their deposit
  • Daily financial processing cycle

Navigate the tabs to view standard acceptable collateral for the different asset types.


Description of IEF Programs


IEF is a placeholder for CME reporting. Please see below the details and descriptions for each IEF program.

View the Guide to CME Group Collateral Management Programs


  • Supported through a partnership with BBH, BNY, and JPM.
  • Is a “term” pledge of securities with the “term” defined by the clearing member.
  • Clearing firms transfer securities into a tri-party account, controlled by CME, at either JPM, BBH or BNY.
  • Substitutions may occur during the business day as long as the “deal” amount is not violated.
  • Began in July, 2004.
  • Supported through a partnership with Fifth Third Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank.
  • A bank account that pays a monthly “hard dollar” benefit.
  • All transfers processed by CME on behalf of the clearing firm.