CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, an independent government agency, is the regulatory body for CME Group as for all other U.S. futures exchanges. Futures broker members of CME Group, known as futures commission merchants, are registered through the National Futures Association (NFA).
CME Group has its own self-regulatory body – Market Regulation Oversight Committee – providing independent oversight of the policies and programs of Market Regulation Department to ensure effective administration of the Exchange’s self-regulatory responsibilities.