CME Group’s Belfast team drives the technology to support its global success.
Chicago based CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimise portfolios, and analyse data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities.
CME group established its presence in Northern Ireland in 2012 with the opening of its Technology and Support Services Centre in Belfast with 50 employees. Since then,
it has grown to include 325 employees, assuring the firm’s place in the region’s vibrant financial services sector.
Technology drives everything at CME Group. Its team of technologists is relentlessly focused on developing the world’s most advanced electronic trading and risk management systems to help clients manage their business risks. The company also invests heavily in cyber security – both people and controls – designed to safeguard its systems, information and markets. CME Group’s Belfast team is a key driver of the company’s technology capabilities, supporting technology infrastructure and services, accounting, finance, online marketing, human resources and legal functions. The office also hosts a robust internship program for up to 40 interns each year, helping attract the best and brightest from the local community.
Invest Northern Ireland supported CME Group to locate in Northern Ireland offering support towards skills and training, alongside the Department for Employment and Learning under its Assured Skills Programme.