Record Q2 at CME

Chairman Terry Duffy said a contributor to this growth has been a continuing shift in the global derivatives landscape "as users are increasingly focused on credit quality and cognisant of the appeal of transparent, exchange-traded instruments with central counterparty clearing."

CME’s net revenues increased 32% to $142 million for Q2 this year, compared with $108 million for the same period in 2002. Average daily volume increased 23% year-on-year to nearly 2.7 million contracts for Q2 2003.