Global Reach, Local Presence and a Partnership Approach

We Are Expanding Our Local Presence From London

While CME Group is a global company, we best serve local needs by continuing to develop our local presence. This means actively participating in the community via a partnership approach, maintaining our long-term relationships while also getting to know potential and new customers. To achieve this, we are committed to:

  • Expanding our London-based staff to build a genuine on-the-ground cross-functional and multilingual team
  • Engaging customers through segment specific teams committed to the highest standards of service, backed by expert R&D and product teams
  • Establishing CME Clearing Europe a London-based, multi-asset class Recognised Clearing House focused on international customers, whose OTC service accommodates existing market structure, while offering open access to clearing
  • Actively participating in local industry associations
  • Engaging in the regulatory debates to reform market structures and practices


Customer Segment Teams: A Dedicated Partner

CME Group has established specialist teams dedicated to serving the unique needs of our core customer segments. Through a partnership approach we aim to understand your business and help you grow revenues. As your main point of contact, these teams will assist you with such things as product information and research, establishing the most cost-effective way for you to trade, determining your optimum market data solution and newly published educational tools and strategy papers.


Global Customer Segment Teams EMEA Leads For Further Information Email:
Asset Managers Elsa Madrolle
Banks Jonathan Boyd
James Oliver
Christian Bonato
Corporates Lisa Kallal
Paul Hailey
James Oliver
Hedge Funds Peter Barenthein
Intermediaries Robert Ray
Dean Noble
Proprietary Trading Firms Matthew Judge


Our Key EMEA Association Memberships

  • FOA Membership of the Futures and Options Association (FOA)
    The FOA works to sustain industry growth and enhance the integrity of markets and firms through the cycle of regulatory change.
    More about FOA The Futures and Options Association (FOA) seeks to sustain industry growth and enhance the integrity of markets and firms through the cycle of regulatory change. The FOA works with members to maintain constructive dialogue with government and regulatory authorities and deliver high standards of industry practice. The FOA is principally concerned with financial and commodity exchange-traded derivatives markets. However, it also addresses related issues arising in other markets (e.g. OTC markets) or issues that have a cross-sectoral impact. In such cases, it liaises, as appropriate, with other affected trade associations, primarily: FIA, AFME, BBA, ISDA and WMBA.
  • ICMA Associate Membership of the International Capital Market Association (ICMA)
    ICMA focuses on the development of the international capital market by facilitating interaction among all participants in that arena.
    More about ICMA For more than 40 years, the International Capital Market Association (ICMA) has made a significant contribution to the development of the international capital market by facilitating the interaction between all market participants: issuers; lead managers; dealers and investors, to promote an efficient and well-functioning market. ICMA represents members worldwide, who are active in the international capital market on a cross border basis and is distinct from other trade associations in representing both the buy-side and the sell-side of the industry. It currently has over 400 member financial institutions in 50 countries.
  • SFOA Membership of the Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA)
    The SFOA works to promote derivative products on financial instruments and commodities to the widest possible audience.
    More about SFOA The Swiss Futures and Options Association (SFOA) was founded 1979 for the purpose of promoting derivative products on financial instruments and commodities, to the widest possible audience (users as well as professionals, their institutions and the exchanges) Its B??rgenstock conference held annually the week after US Labor day is one of the leading derivatives conferences.
  • AIMA Sponsoring Member of the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA)
    AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,200 corporate members (with over 5,000 individual contacts) in more than 40 countries
    More about AIMA AIMA is the hedge fund industry's global, not-for-profit trade association with over 1,200 corporate members (with over 5,000 individual contacts) in more than 40 countries worldwide. Members include hedge fund managers, fund of hedge funds managers, prime brokers, legal and accounting firms, investors, fund administrators and independent fund directors. They all benefit from AIMA’s active influence in policy development, its leadership in industry initiatives, including education and sound practice manuals and its excellent reputation with regulators.
  • AIMA Premier Global Member of FIX Protocol Limited (FPL)
    FIX Protocol Limited (FPL) owns, maintains, develops and promotes increased adoption of the FIX Protocol, the dominant messaging standard used for electronic trading globally.
    More about FPL FPL has helped to develop and enable electronic trading practices over the last decade and is supported by more than 255 of the world’s top financial services companies. The FIX Protocol specification is maintained by the FIX Technical Committee, which receives its direction from the International Steering Committees, the Global Steering Committee, and the various Working Groups comprised of industry participants such as fund managers, brokers, exchanges, and vendors.


Reforming the European Regulatory Landscape

As an active participant in shaping regulatory reform, we consistently encourage regulatory approaches that will bring greater transparency to derivative markets – without damaging the well-functioning, regulated futures markets and clearing houses. We believe regulators must conduct a thorough cost-benefit analysis before proposing new rules.

To date, we have submitted the following regulatory responses to European consultations:


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 and will allow you to review functionality, participate in focus and provide feedback on upcoming Web initiatives

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