Profile: CME Group Inc (CME.OQ)
CME Group Inc., incorporated on August 2, 2001, is a provider of products across all major asset classes, based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities and metals. The Company's products include both exchange-traded and privately negotiated futures and options contracts and swaps. The Company connects buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex electronic trading platform across the globe and its open outcry trading facilities in Chicago and New York City, and provides hosting, connectivity and customer support for electronic trading through its co-location services. The Company's CME Direct technology offers side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and privately negotiated markets. The Company provides clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for cleared swaps, and provides regulatory reporting solutions for market participants through its global repository services in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia. The Company offers a range of market data services, including live quotes, delayed quotes, market reports and a historical data service.
The Company is the holding company for Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. (CBOT), New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (NYMEX), Commodity Exchange, Inc. (COMEX) and their respective subsidiaries, as well as CME Clearing Europe Limited (CMECE) and CME Europe Limited (CME Europe). The Company's exchange consists of designated contract markets for the trading of futures and options on futures contracts. The Company also clears futures, options on futures and swaps contracts through its two clearing houses: CME Clearing, which is a division of CME, and CMECE. Its customers consist of professional traders, financial institutions, individual and institutional investors, major corporations, manufacturers, producers and governments. Customers include both members of the exchange and non-members. The Company offers its customers the opportunity to trade futures contracts and options on futures contracts on a range of products, including those based on interest rates, equities, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, energy and metals. The Company also clears swaps contracts on a range of products, including those based on interest rates, credit default, foreign exchange, agricultural commodities, energy and metals. Most of its products are available for trading through its electronic trading platform and open outcry trading floors.
The Company's clearing houses clear, settle and guarantee futures and options contracts traded through its exchange, in addition to cleared swaps products. In addition, the Company serves as a swap execution facility, which is a regulated platform for swap trading, and serves as a swap data repository, which provides public data on swap transactions and stores confidential swap data for regulatory purposes.
The Company competes with Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Deutsche Borse AG, LCH.Clearnet Ltd., The Options Clearing Corporation and Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation.
CME Group Inc
20 S Wacker Dr
CHICAGO IL 60606-7431