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CME Group Open Interest Surpasses 120 Million Contracts for First Time in its History

Wed Dec 14 2016

CHICAGO, Dec. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced it set a total open interest record of 120.7 million contracts on December 13, 2016, surpassing the previous record of 119.4 million contracts set on December 12, 2016.  

"We are seeing a lot of uncertainty in the markets right now," said Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "In the wake of this uncertainty and continued market volatility, more and more people are turning to CME Group's deep and liquid markets to manage their risk."

Interest Rate open interest also hit a record of nearly 72.0 million contracts yesterday, driven primarily by Eurodollar options, which reached a record of nearly 44.0 million contracts.

CME Group offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the complex risks they face in today's uncertain global economy.  For more information about CME Group, please visit www.cmegroup.com.

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 products and metals.  Around the world, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its exchanges based in Chicago, New York and London.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives.  CME Group's products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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