CME ClearPort Transaction Process
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CME ClearPort preserves the customer and dealer relationship and adds an extra level of protection to the transaction.

  • Customers (such as hedge funds, corporate treasuries, asset management firms and proprietary trading firms) continue to negotiate transactions through their IDB or dealer. Then they clear those transactions through a clearing member of CME Clearing (the central counterparty clearing house).
  • Clearing members collect margin from clients, who in turn provide margin to the central counterparty.
  • In the event your original counterparty (clearing member/dealer/other customer) defaults, the central counterparty covers the counterparty's obligations, insulating other clearing members dealers and other customers from losses.
 

 
 
 

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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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