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CME Group Issues Statement on Signage of Dodd-Frank Act

Wed Jul 21 2010

CHICAGO, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group issued the following statement on signage of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law by President Obama:

"We applaud the hard work and dedication of the Administration and Congress in crafting this historic piece of legislation to strengthen U.S. financial markets and reduce systemic risk.  The Dodd-Frank Act reinforces the core tenets of CME Group's markets: price transparency, liquid markets with low transactions costs, market integrity, customer protection, and safety and soundness in central counterparty clearing services.  We look forward to working with our customers and other market participants, as well as regulators to ensure that new rules implementing the Act serve the public interest, foster competition and innovation and do not place the U.S. financial services sector at a competitive disadvantage in our rapidly globalizing financial markets."

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) 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 its CME Globex electronic trading platform and its 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.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.  

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