Clearing Membership

Clearing members are highly capitalized, closely monitored, and carefully selected companies that stand behind all trades made through CME Group Exchanges. Clearing members assume full financial and performance responsibility for all transactions executed through them and cleared by CME Clearing whether it is for the account of a customer, member, or their own account.

Futures and Options

CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX memberships are entirely separate from one another and offer access to clear different products. To clear specific products, you must be a clearing member of the Exchange on which they trade. 

To find out which products trade on which Exchange:

Visit the Product Slate

Direct Funding Participant

Direct Funding Participant (DFP) is a new type of membership designed to provide individual segregation in the U.S.

Learn more

More Clearing Memberships

Get more information about our additional memberships for CDS and IRS over the counter clearing as well as clearing and non-clearing memberships with CME Europe.

Contact Us

For CME Clearing (U.S.) membership inquiries:

Paul Zubulake
+1 212 299 2136

For CME Clearing Europe membership inquiries:

Anthony Zangrili
+44 28 9089 6820