CME Group Overview

 
 
 

Driving Global Growth and Commerce


CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.

Our exchanges - CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX - 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. As part of our commitment to providing innovative risk-management solutions to the marketplace, CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services.

Through our CME Globex electronic trading platform, users worldwide are able to access the broadest array of the most liquid financial derivatives markets available anywhere. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers. By serving as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets, we protect the integrity of our markets, virtually eliminating third-party credit risk.

For the global economy, this unparalleled access translates into opportunity.

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Global Offices

CME Group continues to expand its global presence. View a listing of our global offices.

History of CME Group

Learn about the role of CME Group in helping to build today's futures industry.

Visitor Center

Pre-scheduled academic and industry-related groups are permitted access to the viewing gallery overlooking the trading floors.

Products First Day of Trading

View a listing of CME Group products and their original trading dates.