CME Group Completes Acquisition of NEX, Creating a Leading Global Markets Company Across Futures, Cash and OTC

Fri Nov 02 2018 CHICAGO and LONDON, Nov. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — CME Group Inc. (Nasdaq: CME) today announced that it has completed its acquisition of NEX Group plc (NXG.L). The combined company will enable clients worldwide to trade futures, cash and over-the-counter (OTC) markets, optimize portfolios and analyze data to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group will retire the NEX name and brand but will continue to operate its individual Markets and Optimisation businesses as sub-brands including BrokerTec, EBS, Traiana and TriOptima.  Corporate headquarters will remain in Chicago, with London continuing to serve as CME Group’s European headquarters. CME Group will use its technology, futures trading and product development expertise to strengthen and scale NEX businesses, while preserving their existing market structures.  The combined company’s leading electronic FX and fixed income platforms will deliver new trading opportunities and simplify access by reducing the number of touchpoints to trade across platforms.  In addition, the combined company’s post-trade services expertise will strengthen its compression, reconciliation and processing businesses. “We are extremely pleased to complete this acquisition and welcome NEX into CME Group,” said CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Terry Duffy. “By combining the strengths of our two leading organizations, CME Group is uniquely positioned to address… continue reading

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