On November 2, 2018, CME Group completed the acquisition of NEX, creating a global markets company across futures, cash and OTC. The combined organization enables market participants worldwide to manage risk and capture opportunities across the trading lifecycle.

Combining NEX’s leading electronic FX and fixed income case execution platforms with CME Group will improve trading technology and streamline access by reducing the number of touchpoints that clients need to trade across platforms.

In addition, the combined company’s post-trade services expertise will strengthen its compression, reconciliation and processing businesses and will facilitate the development of innovative post-trade services and data offerings to further enhance cost-effective trading and risk management.

Acquisition at a Glance

Delivers Efficiencies: Creates operational efficiencies for clients’ front, middle and back offices at a time when they are seeking to lower trading costs and better manage risk.

Maintains Market Structure: Preserves the existing market structures of CME Group and NEX’s businesses.

Enhances Technology: Will improve functionality and performance on NEX platforms through CME Group’s proven technology infrastructure.

Expands Offerings: Strengthens post-trade services and data offerings available globally.

Broadens International Footprint: Increases CME Group’s global sales force and its client base in EMEA and APAC.

Two Trading-Industry Trailblazers Brought Together