Hurricane Product Center


Hurricane Product Center

You can’t predict the weather, but you can prepare for it.

Manage all of your hurricane risk in one place using CME Group’s Hurricane Index futures, options and binary options.

Following the devastating 2005 hurricane season that caused an estimated $79 billion in damage, it became apparent there was not unlimited capacity in the insurance industry to insure customer claims. CME Group listened to the marketplace and developed a suite of Hurricane futures and options to help you mitigate your risk regardless of your region.


  • Mitigate exposure for actual named hurricanes and specific regional locations
  • Increase insurance capacity in order to insure customers or hedge businesses
  • Transfer risk to the capital markets

The CME Hurricane Index (CHI)
The CME Hurricane Index (CHI) was developed to provide a quick and easy-to-calculate estimate of hurricane damage and is used by all of our Hurricane futures and options on futures contracts. It is calculated by MDA Information Systems, Inc., the leading authority on extreme-risk modeling.

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The CME Hurricane Index (CHI)

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The CME Hurricane Index (CHI) is a proprietary index that provides a numerical measure of the potential damage arising from a hurricane. Using publicly available data from the National Hurricane Center of the National Weather Service, the CHI calculates the potential for damage for each official storm by reference to its maximum wind velocity and size (radius). The CHI tracks storms in designated areas in the Gulf of Mexico and the eastern seaboard of the United States, from their origin until finality.

  • Gulf Coast
  • Florida
  • Southern Atlantic Coast
  • Northern Atlantic Coast
  • Eastern U.S.
  • Gulf Coast and Florida
  • Florida Gold Coast
  • Galveston - Mobile
  • Florida + Southern Atlantic + Northern Atlantic

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