CHICAGO, Feb. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group today announced the company was named "Best Futures Exchange" by Markets Media's 2013 Market's Choice Awards, as voted by peers and customers. The inaugural awards held last night in New York recognized CME Group's excellence in client service and education, technology design and execution, and diverse and innovative products.
"We are honored that Markets Media has named us as the Best Futures Exchange," said Terry Duffy, CME Group Executive Chairman and President. "We are especially pleased by the fact that this recognition is based on direct feedback from market participants and exchange industry peers."
"Our customers are a top priority so receiving this kind of recognition is especially significant," said Phupinder Gill, CME Group CEO. "Working closely with our customers has helped shape the direction that we've taken at the exchange, and has allowed us to put the tools in place to be successful."
The Market's Choice Awards span 23 categories across exchanges, sell-side desks, institutional buy-side investors, hedge funds, and technology providers. The methodology in selecting nominees and winners focused on the most important opinions: those of market participants.The magazine conducted more than 50 one-on-one interviews with senior market participants across the buy side and sell side, focusing on the areas of their expertise. Then, an initial nominee-generating process was open to readers. Finally, the publication deliberated internally and, in consultation with the Markets Media's Advisory Board, selected the winners. As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer 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 commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex ® electronic trading platform and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk. CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com. CME-G