CME Group

Clearing The Way Forward

A history of market innovations from the start

1848

CBOT Created the World's First Futures Exchange

1919

CME Founded (Previously the Chicago Butter and Egg Board)

1926

Board of Trade Clearing Corp Founded, First U.S. CCP

1964

Live Cattle Futures

1972

First Financial Futures Launched;
Contracts on Seven Foreign Currencies

Read "The Birth of FX Futures" by Leo Melamed

1974

Gold Contracts

1981

Cash-Settled Eurodollars

1982

Options on Futures

1992

First Electronic Trades on CME Globex

Learn more about CME Globex

1997

E-mini S&P 500 Contract

2007/
2008

CBOT, NYMEX and CME Unite as CME Group

The story of CME Group as a unified global exchange

October
2010

OTC IRS

First trade cleared.

Learn more about Cleared OTC IRS

April
2012

OTC FX

First trade cleared.

Learn more about Cleared OTC FX

December
2013

MXN TIIE IRS

Eighteenth currency added to OTC IRS offering.

Learn about Cleared Latin American Interest Rate Swaps

June
2014

September
2014

Over $20 Trillion in Open Interest for OTC IRS

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January
2015

$3.9 Billion Savings Through Portfolio Margining for over 200 Customers

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August
2015

BRL Real CDI

19th currency added to OTC IRS offering.

Learn about Cleared Latin American Interest Rate Swaps

December
2015

Over 20 Trillion Notional Reduced

in OTC IRS via compression at CME.

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January
2016

Ultra 10 Treasury Contracts

Launched to augment treasuries futures and options complex.

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February
2016

First Euro TriOptima Run

Eur 508 billion reduced,
26,587 line items removed.

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April
2016

USD Swaptions Clearing

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June
2016

CME Received Recognition and Permanent QCCP Status in Europe

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July
2016

First MXN TriOptima Run

>$331 billion reduced,
33,384 line items removed.

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October
2016

Ultra 10 and Fed Funds

Included in portfolio margining.

December
2016

First GBP TriOptima Run

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January
2017

First JPY TriOptima Run

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April
2017

1st multilateral triReduce compression cycle including non-members

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July
2017

KRW IRS

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July

2017

INR OIS

21st currency added to OTC IRS offering
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2017

OTC FX Options Planned Launch

7 Currency pairs.

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2018

CNY IRS Planned Launch

2018

CLP IRS Planned Launch

2018

COP OIS Planned Launch

Contact Us

North America

Deepa Josyula
+1 212 299 2368

Liam Smith
+1 312 207 2538

 

Europe

Phil Hermon
+44 20 3379 3983

Stephanie Hicks
+44 20 3379 3867

Asia

Shawn Creighton
+65 6593 5549