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CME Group to Expand Emerging Markets Incentive Program

Fri Oct 16 2009

CHICAGO, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it is expanding its Emerging Markets Incentive Program (EMIP) to provide clients in emerging markets with greater access to NYMEX products. The program will apply from 1 January, 2010 and run through December 31, 2010.

The EMIP will provide new traders at proprietary trading firms and trading arcades in emerging markets with the same fee incentives for electronically-traded NYMEX products as have applied to CME and CBOT products since February 2009. It will also continue to encourage the development of new traders at proprietary firms operating in countries currently not actively involved in global futures markets.

"The extension of the EMIP to NYMEX products reflects our continuing commitment to creating opportunities for traders in emerging economies. We want to enable more firms from these significant markets to access the full range of CME Group's risk management products, many for the first time," said Rick Redding, CME Group Managing Director, Products and Services. "Our objective of building liquidity around the clock, around the world for the benefit of all global customers will gain further momentum with this expanded program."

Customers who participate in the EMIP will be subject to minimum volume and application requirements. Additional detail about CME Group incentive programs can be found on the CME Group Web site at

As the world's largest and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( 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 commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the largest central counterparty clearing services in the world, which provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

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