London stock exchange welcomes CME group to celebrate its global partnership with FTSE Russell

London Stock Exchange today welcomes CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company’s exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, as well as clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter products.

On August 3, the company announced with FTSE Russell that they have entered into a licensing agreement establishing CME Group as a global partner for futures, options on futures and OTC cleared products on FTSE Russell.

CME Group will launch futures on the Russell 1000, Russell 1000 Growth and Russell 1000 Value, FTSE 100, FTSE Emerging Markets, FTSE Developed Europe and FTSE China 50 indexes by the end of Q4 2015. Russell 2000 futures will be listed by and subject to the rules of CME beginning Q3 2017.

"Combining our strengths with those of FTSE Russell's offers an unparalleled opportunity for the global markets," said CME Group Chief Executive Officer Phupinder Gill. "Together, we are uniquely positioned to drive more efficient, inventive and robust solutions for our clients across global equity benchmarks."

For more information, please visit www.cmegroup.com/ftserussell