The Chicago-based corporation owns and operates large derivatives and futures exchanges in Chicago, New York City, and exchange facilities in London, using online trading platforms such as the CME Globex platform. It also owns the Dow Jones stock and financial indexes, and CME Clearing Services, which offers clearing and settlement services.
Through its exchanges, CME Group offers 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 products and metals.
It has been described by The Economist as "The biggest financial exchange you have never heard of".
On October 31, 2017, CME Group announced it will launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017, pending all relevant regulatory review periods.