Learn About CME Group

CME Group is a single entity formed from the merger of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) in Chicago, the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) in New York City and the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBOT). As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is proud to share with you its innovative history. While we are unable to host most in-person visits, we hope you will review the following sites which provide valuable information about our markets, the derivatives industry, and the history of CME Group. If you are an educator and would like materials to support your in-class teachings, please reach out to education@cmegroup.com.

Introductory Film and Brochure
Futures Fundamentals
Stories of Financial Ingenuity and Innovation
Open Outcry Hand Signals
CME Group Education


Anyone who wishes to bring any public figure, government official or other representative of a government entity, celebrity, or domestic or foreign dignitary to the trading floors or into CME Group office space must provide advance notice to and actively engage the CME Group Public Affairs office. This includes any Member who plans to use their membership to gain access to the trading floors and any CME Group employees contacted by outside parties seeking access to the trading floors. For reasons of safety and security, the Public Affairs team will assist with proper permissions, access and logistics.

Corporate Marketing


There are currently no tour offerings in Chicago. We have undergone staffing changes and will not have a guide available to host tour inquiries for the foreseeable future. If you have additional questions, please email education@cmegroup.com.

New York

CME Group does not offer tours at our New York facility, but we encourage guests to visit CME Group's exhibit at the American Museum of Finance. If you would like to visit the American Museum of Finance and receive a discount on admission, please click on the link below for further information.

Visit CME Group's exhibit in New York

Futures & Options Trading

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.

Idea Exchange

Idea Exchange is your direct link to the product managers, marketers, and the development teams who create cmegroup.com and will allow you to review functionality, participate in focus and provide feedback on upcoming Web initiatives

Idea Exchange - Join Our User Focus Program

Contact Us

CME Group/Chicago HQ:
Local: +1 312 930 1000
Toll Free: +1 866 716 7274

Global Customer Contacts

More CME Group Direct Lines
Phone list by department

Global Partnerships


Global Offices Contact Information

Calgary Houston Chicago New York Washington São Paulo Belfast London Singapore Hong Kong Seoul Tokyo Beijing

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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each exchange's rules and product listings can be found by clicking on the links to CME, CBOT, NYMEX, and COMEX.