Statement from CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy on John W. O’Brien, Sr.

CHICAGO, July 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Chairman and CEO of CME Group Terry Duffy today released the following statement on behalf of the company:

“The futures industry has lost a great leader with the passing of John O’Brien, Sr.who was a member of the board of directors, former chairman and former CEO, as well as a member of the founding family of RJO & Associates, the oldest and largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm in the United States. United,” said CME Group Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy. “John has spent his career advocating for the US futures industry and has been instrumental in expanding its reach to clients around the world. As someone who literally grew up in this business, he fostered a culture of treating all customers and employees like family – a legacy that lives on within RJO today. John was a friend and mentor to many within the company and will be deeply missed. name of everyone at CME Group, our deepest condolences go out to his wife, Pat, their children, the entire O’Brien family and all of his RJO colleagues.”

As the world’s leading derivatives market, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, spot and over-the-counter markets, optimize portfolios and analyze data, enabling market participants around the world to efficiently manage risks and seize opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the broadest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rate, stock indices, exchange, energy, agricultural production and metals. The Company offers futures contracts and options on futures contracts through the CME Globex®, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and currency 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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