CME Group Inc. (CME)

About CME Group Inc. (CME)

Company Description:


CME Group Inc. operates as a diverse derivatives marketplace, offering a wide range of global products across all major asset classes, including futures and options. This corporation operates through four segments: Energy, Agricultural, Financial, and Metals.

Founded in 1898 as the Chicago Butter and Egg Board, CME Group has evolved significantly over the years. Today, it is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, United States, and stands as one of the world's leading financial exchanges.


Main Product(s):


CME Group is known for providing electronic trading globally on its CME Globex platform. The company also offers a range of products and services, including futures contracts and options on futures, in various asset classes such as interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products, metals, weather, and real estate.


Short History of CME Group Inc.:

  • 1898 – Founded as Chicago Butter and Egg Board.
  • 1919 – Reorganized as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).
  • 2000 – Became the first U.S. financial exchange to demutualize and become a shareholder-owned corporation.
  • 2002 – Launched CME Globex electronic trading platform.
  • 2007 – CME and CBOT merged, forming CME Group Inc.
  • 2008 – Acquired NYMEX Holdings, Inc., expanding its range of products.
  • 2010 – CME Group launched futures contracts for agricultural products.
  • 2022 – Expanded into cryptocurrency futures and options.

Key Executives:

NameTitlePayExercisedYear Born
Mr. Terrence A. DuffyChairman & CEO10.38MN/A1958
Ms. Julie HolzrichterSenior MD & COO1.65MN/A1969
Mr. Sunil CutinhoChief Information Officer1.64MN/A1972
Mr. John William Pietrowicz CPA, M.B.A.Special Advisor1.89MN/A1964
Ms. Lynne FitzpatrickChief Financial OfficerN/AN/A1979
Mr. Jack TobinMD & Chief Accounting OfficerN/AN/A1964
Mr. John C. PeschierManaging Director of Investor RelationsN/AN/A1968
Mr. Jonathan L. MarcusSenior MD & General CounselN/AN/AN/A
Ms. Anita LiskeySenior Managing Director of Corporate Marketing & CommunicationsN/AN/A1965
Ms. Hilda Harris PiellSenior MD & Chief Human Resources OfficerN/AN/A1968

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