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CME Group Adjusted Interest Rate Total Return Futures Reach Record Open Interest, Volume

CHICAGO, Nov. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, today announced that S&P 500 Adjusted Interest Rate (AIR) Total Return futures reached an open interest (OI) record of 414,000 contracts on November 15, surpassing the prior record of 408,000 contracts on November 14.

AIR Total Return futures average daily volume stands at 4,220 contracts for 2023, up a record 54% year over year. Additionally, open interest represents more than $100 billion in equivalent equity index notional value, an increase of 49% year over year.

 "As evidenced by our record open interest and average daily volumes, market participants are embracing these products as a listed alternative to OTC total return swaps as UMR impacts investors more broadly after Phase 6," said Paul Woolman, Global Head of Equity Products at CME Group. "We look forward to continuing to grow the volume and participation in these products to help clients meet their risk management needs."

AIR Total Return futures are available across a range of major global indices – S&P 500, Nasdaq-100, Russell 1000, Russell 2000, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the FTSE 100.

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About CME Group

As the world's leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexesforeign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. 

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