CME Group Announces Winners of 11th Annual Trading Challenge

         CME Group Announces Winners of 11th Annual Trading Challenge

2014 Results Include Record Global Participation

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --CME Group, the world's leading and
most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the winners of its 11^th
annual CME Group Trading Challenge. The four-week electronic trading
competition provides teams of graduate and undergraduate students the chance
to trade a variety of CME Group products across multiple asset classes. The
competition takes place in a simulated trading environment on a real-time
professional platform provided by CQG and Dow Jones provides news feeds to
inform the students of market events. This year, nearly 400 teams made up of
1,500 students participated in the challenge from 31 countries around the
world – a record level of participation.

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"Educating the next generation of market participants about risk management is
key to ensuring a stable global economy," said Terry Duffy, CME Group
Executive Chairman and President. "The health of our markets depends on
attracting the best and brightest talent and our annual global trading
challenge is a great opportunity for students to learn hands-on techniques in
risk management. This is an exciting industry and a place where innovative
people can make a real impact on the world."

The following winning teams will receive a cash prize and are invited to
attend a one-day market education conference with other select participants at
CME Group on April 11:

University – Team Name                         Final Simulated Account Balance
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya - Team   $404,652.50
Ocean Futures
Boston University - Team Lighthouse            $374,535.00
Georgia State University - Team Panthers FX    $361,150.00
Asia Pacific University of Technology &        $354,770.00
Innovation - Team Forex Traders

CME Group has a long track-record of supporting risk-management education. In
addition to offering interactive events like the Trading Challenge, CME Group
provides education about the global economy and our markets. Recently, the
company launched Futures Fundamentals, an innovative website that explains the
role of futures markets in everyday life. The site contains
easy-to-understand content that everyone from students to experienced market
participants can use. takes investing concepts like
futures, hedging and speculating and shows how they play an essential role in
the world around us. The goal of the site is to make financial education an
engaging experience for anyone, regardless of how well versed they are in the
world of finance. Additionally, in 2013, CME Group embarked on a partnership
with the National 4-H Council to bring a Commodity Carnival game to more than
130 state and county fairs, reaching 50,000 fairgoers with information about
managing risk in agriculture.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group
( 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

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