Rotational Analyst Program

CME Group recruits and develops future leaders through our Rotational Analyst Program. The program provides a unique opportunity to learn our business from a cross-functional perspective.

Over the course of two years, Rotational Analysts gain a broad base of experience in the financial industry by completing four, six-month rotations across a selection of our core business units, including: Clearing, Finance, Legal & Regulatory, Global Operations, Products & Services, Strategy & Execution, and Technology. After that time, analysts work with our Human Resources department and their mentors to pursue a full-time role as a senior analyst within any of the particular business units listed above.

The Rotational Analyst application period is closed. Check back for the next application period. 


Rotation assignments will most likely take place in our Chicago Loop locations.


We offer a highly valuable total rewards program including competitive compensation and benefits offerings and extensive professional development opportunities.  Learn more.  

Danny Slutsky, CME Ventures


We’re looking for smart, motivated individuals with diverse educational backgrounds to help drive our future success and share in our collective achievements. Candidates should have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to learn quickly and a demonstrated ability to work in high-pressure situations
  • Desired GPA of 3.5 or above
  • A completed bachelor’s degree by the start of the program (all majors accepted)


To ensure that rotational analysts get the most out of the program, they are paired with a mentor who serves as their advisor. Mentors are employees at leadership levels who have the appropriate networks and institutional knowledge to help participants grow their expertise.  For the first rotation, analysts are assigned to work in their mentor’s division.  For subsequent rotations, they will work with their mentor and CME Group management to determine the best fit depending on their preferences and abilities, as well as project availability.