CME Corporate Membership

CME corporate membership allows member firms to receive preferential fees and performance bond rates on their proprietary trading of eligible CME products when such proprietary trading activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies.

Exchange Memberships

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

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Eligibility and Requirements

Read the detailed requirements for becoming a CME corporate member.

For more information on CME corporate memberships, refer to the CME Rulebook, Chapter 1.

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CME Group now offers equity members the option to substitute a monthly subscription fee for their existing requirement to hold CME Group Class A common stock through the Equity Member Subscription Rate Program. 

Learn more about the Equity Member Subscription Rate Program.

CME 106.J. Equity Membership Eligibility and Requirements

Certain hedge funds, commodity pools, banks, futures commission merchants, foreign brokers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, introducing brokers, commercial entities, proprietary trading firms and other corporate entities are eligible for CME Rule 106.J. Equity Member Firm status and may receive reduced rates on their proprietary trading activity when such activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies. 

The equity member firm is required to own or have assigned to it two CME memberships, two IMM memberships, two IOM memberships, one GEM membership and either 20,000 CME Group shares (or 30,000 shares if a fund, pool or collective investment vehicle) or a $7,500 monthly equity subscription rate.

Additional CME 106.J. Equity Member Firm Information

The Rule 106.J. Equity Member Firm and approved 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries receive preferential exchange fee and performance bond rates on their proprietary trading of all CME products when activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies.

A CME Rule 106.J. Equity Member Firm may also qualify an unlimited number of eligible qualified affiliates for preferential exchange fee and performance bond rates if a CME 106.I. Affiliate Member Firm membership is obtained. A CME 106.I. Affiliate Member firm is required to own or have assigned to it one additional membership in the division (CME, IMM or IOM) in which preferential exchange fees and performance bond rates are desired. Additional shares of CME Group stock are not required.  

For hedge fund and commodity pool Rule 106.J. Equity Member Firms, only the proprietary trading activity of the hedge fund equity member firm is eligible for preferential exchange fee rates. However, the trading activity of up to five funds within the Family of Funds of the Rule 106.J. Equity Member Firm may be eligible for preferential exchange fee and performance bond rates if a CME Rule 106.S. Family of Funds Corporate Membership is obtained. A CME 106.S. Family of Funds Corporate Member firm is required to own or have assigned to it one additional membership in the division (CME, IMM or IOM) in which preferential exchange fees and performance bond rates are desired. Additional shares of CME Group stock are not required.  

For additional information on equity membership including qualification for joint share requirement reductions and seat ownership requirements, refer to CME rules 106.J., 106.I., and 106.S. (as applicable) in the CME rulebook.

CME Rule 106.H. Trading Member Firm Eligibility and Requirements

Certain hedge funds, commodity pools, banks, futures commission merchants, foreign brokers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, introducing brokers, commercial entities, proprietary trading firms and other corporate entities are eligible for CME Rule 106.H. Trading Member Firm status and may receive reduced rates on their proprietary trading activity when such activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies. 

The trading member firm is required to either purchase one or lease two memberships in the division (CME, IMM, or IOM) in which preferential exchange fees and performance bond rates are desired.  Shares of CME Group stock are not required.  

Additional CME 106.H. Trading Member Firm Information

The trading activity of parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, or customers of the member firm are not eligible for preferential exchange fee rates. 

For hedge fund and commodity pool member firms, only the proprietary trading activity of the hedge fund member firm is eligible for preferential exchange fee rates and the rates do not apply to the trading activity of its investment manager, affiliated funds, investors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, or customers.

For additional information on CME 106.H. Trading Member Firm membership, refer to the CME rulebook or the following question and answer guide:

CME Rule 106.R. Electronic Corporate Member Firm

Certain proprietary trading firms are eligible for CME Rule 106.R. Electronic Corporate Member Firm status and may receive reduced rates on their proprietary trading activity when such activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies. 

The electronic trading member firm is required to either purchase one or lease two memberships (CME, IMM, or IOM Division) in the division in which preferential exchange fees and performance bond rates are desired. CME Group shares are not required.

Additional CME 106.R. Electronic Corporate Trading Member Firm Information

The trading activity of parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, or customers of the member firm are not eligible for preferential exchange fee rates. 

For additional information on CME 106.R. Trading Member Firm membership, refer to the CME rulebook or the following question and answer guide:

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Applying for a CME Corporate Membership

Once you have decided CME corporate membership is right for you, you may apply for corporate membership by completing and submitting the appropriate application for corporate membership and all required documents to CME Group’s Concierge Team. 

Please select the appropriate application form:

Return a scanned copy of the application and all applicable supporting documentation to:

CME Group Concierge Services

CME Group Inc.
c/o Concierge Team
20 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606

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