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CME Group's Duffy to Appear before U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture

Wed Aug 01 2012

CHICAGO, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group Executive Chairman and President Terry Duffy will appear before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today, Wednesday, August 1, to discuss "Examining the Futures Markets: Responding to the Failures of MF Global and Peregrine Financial Group."  

"We are committed to restoring confidence in the markets that so many rely on for their risk management needs," said Duffy.  "We continue to work with Congress, CFTC, NFA, FIA and market participants to re-evaluate the current system and to find solutions to safeguard customer funds against fraud and misuse."

The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Eastern time in the Senate Russell Office Building.  Duffy's written testimony will also 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 providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

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