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CME Group Announces All-Time Eurodollar Options Open Interest Record of 55.8 Million Contracts

Open interest in options on financial futures reach new record of 68.5 million contracts

CHICAGO, March 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, reached an all-time Eurodollar options open interest record of 55.8 million contracts on March 15, 2019. Open interest has continued to grow since reaching the previous record of 52.4 million contracts that was set on March 15, 2018.

"This milestone demonstrates CME Group Eurodollar futures and options are the global benchmark for investors around the world when it comes to managing interest rate risk in today's climate of uncertainty," said Agha Mirza, CME Group Global Head of Interest Rate Products. "We're pleased to offer market participants unsurpassed liquidity, flexibility and diverse trading opportunities across our suite of options products."

Overall, open interest in CME Group's options on financial futures (equity index, interest rate and foreign exchange) also reached a new record of 68.5 million contracts on March 15, surpassing the previous record of 66.88 million contracts set one year ago on March 15, 2018.

CME Group options on financial futures contracts are listed by and subject to the rules of CME and CBOT. To learn more about Eurodollar and other interest rate futures and options from CME Group, please visit: http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/interest-rates/

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest ratesequity indexesforeign exchangeenergyagricultural products and metals.  The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform.  In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing.  With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

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