News Release

CME Group's Duffy to Appear Before the Senate Banking Committee

Mon Apr 11 2011

CHICAGO, April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced that Executive Chairman Terry Duffy will appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, Tuesday, April 12, to discuss oversight of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act.

"We support the goals of the Dodd-Frank Act, but we are concerned that the CFTC has launched an initiative that will make it more difficult to reach the Act's goal of increasing transparency and limiting risk," said Duffy.  "Expanding the Commission's mandate to impose regulations that are uncalled for by the Act or that duplicate the duties now being performed by exchanges and the National Futures Association will undermine the goals of the Act and impose unknown costs on the markets.  These needless regulatory obstacles will have an indirect impact on business, and drive capital and jobs to our competitors overseas.  Congress should encourage a full and fair cost-and-benefit analysis of every proposal in the Act."

The hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. Eastern time in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Duffy's written testimony also will be available on at that time.

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 world's leading central counterparty clearing provider in the world, which offers 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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