News Release

CME Group Names Alice Hackett as Managing Director, Global Client Development & Sales

Thu Sep 30 2010

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has named Alice Hackett as Managing Director, Global Client Development & Sales. With 25 years of global financial services experience, Hackett will lead the company's global sales force and will be responsible for the development, execution and management of the company's global sales strategy across all asset classes and client segments. She will be based in New York and will report to Bryan Durkin, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director, Products & Services.

"CME Group is committed to serving our global customer base, not only through offering benchmark products, and industry-leading technology and central counterparty clearing, but also by building and reinforcing a strong sales team with deep knowledge of our clients' existing businesses as well as an understanding of the products and services that can best meet those needs," said Durkin.  "Ali's experience with a broad, global client base and her proven focus on building customer relationships will help us further improve the service we provide to our customers so that we can deliver value in helping them grow their businesses and pursue new trading opportunities."

Hackett, 53, joins CME Group following a nearly 20-year career at Citigroup, where she most recently served as Managing Director, Co-Head of Global Prime Finance.  During her tenure at Citigroup, she held positions of increasing responsibility including Managing Director, Co-Head of Equity Prime Finance, Managing Director, Global Head of Prime Finance Sales – Equity, Fixed Income and Forex, and Managing Director, Global Head of Futures.  She also held sales roles at Shearson Lehman, Drexel Burnham Lambert and Citibank N.A. She began her career as a trader for Prudential Bache Securities.

Hackett earned a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.  She is Series 3, 7, 24 and 63 registered.

As the world's leading 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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