NYMEX corporate membership allows member firms to receive preferential fees on their proprietary trading of eligible NYMEX products when such proprietary trading activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies.
If you are looking to trade the world's most active energy markets, including Crude Oil and Natural Gas futures and options a NYMEX membership is right for you. To trade specific products at member rates, you must be a corporate member of the Exchange on which they trade.
To view all products that trade on NYMEX:
Read the detailed requirements of becoming a NYMEX corporate membership.
For more information on NYMEX corporate memberships, refer to the NYMEX Rulebook, Chapter 1.
CME Group now offers equity members the option to substitute a monthly subscription fee for their existing requirement to hold CME Group Class A common stock through the Equity Member Subscription Rate Program.
Hedge Funds, commodity pools, banks, futures commission merchants, foreign brokers, broker-dealers, commodity trading advisors, introducing brokers, commercial entities, proprietary trading firms, and other corporate entities are eligible for NYMEX Rule 106.J. Member Firm status and may receive reduced exchange fee rates on their proprietary trading activity when such activity is conducted in accordance with CME Group Fee Policies.
The member firm is required to own or have assigned to it two NYMEX memberships and either 20,000 shares of CME Group (or 30,000 shares if a fund, pool or collective investment vehicle) or a $11,000 monthly equity subscription rate.
The trading activity of parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, or customers of the member firm are not eligible for preferential exchange fee rates.
For hedge fund and commodity pool member firms, only the proprietary trading activity of the hedge fund member firm is eligible for preferential exchange fee rates and the rates do not apply to the trading activity of its investment manager, affiliated funds, investors, parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, or customers.
Managed accounts are not eligible for preferential exchange fee rates.
For additional information on trading membership including seat ownership and assignment requirements, refer to rule 106.J. in the NYMEX rulebook.
To streamline our application process and to make it faster and easier for you, CME Group has created a one-stop shop to upload all of your application documents.
In order to apply, you will need a CME Group Login. If you do not have a CME Group Login, you will need to register.
After you have created a CME Group Login, the following process will occur:
Listed here are forms customers may need to process or understand their membership needs and requirements.
Please complete the appropriate corporate membership application form: