Markets Media Magazine Names CME Group “Best Global Exchange”


CHICAGO, Feb. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the company was named “Best Global Exchange” by Markets Media 2015 Markets Choice Awards.  The award ceremony, held last night in New York, recognized CME Group’s excellence in diverse and innovative new products, client service and education, and technology design and execution as voted by peers and customers.

The Markets Choice Awards include more than 20 categories that span across exchanges, sell-side desks, institutional buy-side investors, hedge funds, and technology providers. The methodology in selecting nominees and winners focused on the most important opinions: those of market participants.

“Recent upticks in volatility led to record volumes at CME Group in 2014,” said Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President.  “As we move into 2015, customers will need to manage their risk and at CME Group we’re continuously striving to provide the tools they need.  Winning Best Global Exchange and knowing the votes came from our customers makes this recognition even more gratifying.”

“Last year we saw strong, broad-based volume growth across all six asset classes,” said Phupinder Gill, CME Group CEO.  “Our business continues to evolve and diversify as our customers seek new and innovative products and services.  At CME Group, we pride ourselves on being able to respond to this demand and this award for Best Global Exchange recognizes our commitment to listen and serve our clients.”

Markets Media conducted several dozen one-on-one interviews with senior market participants across the buy side and sell side, focusing on the areas of their expertise.  Then, an initial nominee-generating process was open to readers and social media followers. Finally, the publication deliberated internally and, in consultation with the Markets Media Advisory Board, selected the winners.

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) 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.  KCBOT, KCBT and Kansas City Board of Trade are trademarks of The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, 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 www.cmegroup.com.


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