News Release

CME Group Announces Record Open Interest

Thu Feb 04 2016

CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it set a total open interest record of 110.1 million on February 3.  The new record surpassed the previous open interest record of 108.9 million contracts set on November 13, 2014. 

"We are seeing a number of geopolitical and macro-economic events impacting our markets," said Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President.  "Market participants are looking for ways to manage their risk and they see the value in turning to CME Group's deep and liquid electronic markets during this heightened volatility."

"Open interest is one of the main indicators of activity and liquidity in our markets," said Phupinder Gill, CME Group CEO. "We're pleased to provide innovative products, services and technologies for our customers to manage their risk exposure and trade in a transparent and liquid marketplace."

CME Group offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the complex risks they face in today's uncertain global economy.  For more information about CME Group, please visit

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, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer 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.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at



Media Contacts: Michael Shore, 312.930.2363, Alex Gorbokon, 312.930.3193,,; Investor Contact: John Peschier

Corporate Communications

+1 312 930 3434