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CME Group Foundation 2017 grants

Chicago Community Foundation
$75,000 over three years to support the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative

National Louis University
$25,000 to update their computer science curriculum and bring it up to current industry standards

Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business
$10,000 to support SoFiE Summer School: The Economics of Derivatives Markets

Ulster University
$192,000 over two years to support Financial Engineering Scholarships

University of Colorado-Denver
$120,000 over three years to support the Global Commodity Issues e-Journal and the Global Commodity Applied Research Digest

D. Sykes Wilford (The Citadel)
$25,000 over two years to support development of an open source course on risk management

CME Group Foundation 2016 grants

Patrick Augustin, Gunnar Grass and Marti Subrahmanyam (McGill University/New York University)
$30,000 over two years to support “Detecting Informed Trading in Illiquid Option Mark” research

Andres Trujillo Barrera and Joost Pennings (Maastricht University)
$25,000 over two years to support “Futures Market Depth” research

Wilbert K. Chidaushe (Botho University)
$15,000 to support “The Impediments and Best Use of Derivatives” research

FARM Illinois
$225,000 over three years to support FARM Illinois Annual Conferences

George Kapetanios and Georgios Skiadopoulos (Queen Mary University)
$20,000 over two years to support “Jumps in Option Prices and Their Determinants” research

Clemens Kownatzki (Pepperdine University)
$10,000 to support “In Search of a Better Volatility” research

Stevens Institute of Technology
$100,000 to support Innovative Methods of Computational Finance

Chicago Community Foundation
$25,000 to support Progressive Pathways to Post-Secondary Success

CODE2040
$25,000 to support the TAP Program in Chicago

Kansas State University
$50,000 to support the Center for Risk Management Education and Research

Northern Illinois University
$500,000 over three years to support the CME Group Foundation Scholars program

Year Up
$25,000 to support the Year Up Chicago internship program

CME Group Foundation 2015 grants

American Friends of University of Ulster
$175,000 over two years to support the establishment and operation of a Financial Services Academy

Jesse Blocher, Vanderbilt University
$15,000 over two years to support research on evaluating commodity fund managers

Cambridge in America
$1,000,000 over five years to support Cambridge University’s Annual Series of Global Alternative Finance Studies

Chicago Community Foundation
$5,000 to support the Chicagoland Workforce Funder Alliance’s Progressive Pathways Initiative

The Citadel Foundation
$30,000 over two years to support the research seminar “Changing Dynamics of Global Inflation: Implications for the Markets and Policy”

Kansas State University
$50,000 to support the Center for Risk Management Education and Research

Stevens Institute
$85,000 to support Financial Systems Center Research Initiatives

University of Chicago
$500,000 over two years to support the Macro Financial Modeling research initiative of the Becker Friedman Institute

University of Chicago
$2,500 to support the 3rd Annual UChicago Midwest Trading Competition

University of Colorado
$125,000 over two years to support J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities Programs

University of Illinois Foundation
$1,000,000 over four years to support CME Group Foundation Scholars at UIC Honors College

University of Nebraska Foundation
$500,000 over five years to support The Clayton K. Yeutter Institute of International Trade & Finance’s CME Group Foundation Symposium

University of Wisconsin
$20,000 over two years to support research on Copula Structure M4 processes in finance

Robert Webb and the Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre
$25,000 over two years to support research in latency sensitive trading on HF Arbitrage Profits

Vanderbilt University
$10,000 to support the Financial Markets Research Center Conference

CME Group Foundation 2014 grants

The Chicago Community Foundation
$75,000 over three years to support the Financial Services Pipeline Initiative

Ethan Namvar
$16,000 over two years to support research on how market liquidity is affected by high frequency trading and other speculative activity

Illinois Institute Of Technology
$1,000,000 over five years to support the Stuart School of Business Finance Initiatives

llinois Institute Of Technology
$300,000 over three years to support Chicago-Kent College of Law Compliance Initiatives

John Berdell and Jin Choi
$25,000 over two years to support research on "the Origins and Implications of Chicago Futures Markets Regulations and Regulatory Institutions".

Northern Illinois University
$20,000 to support Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) hardware, software and coursework in high performance computing (HPC), financial risk management, and financial engineering.

Sacred Heart University
$25,000 over two years to support research on Volatility of Commodity Futures & its Impact on the Real Economy

Saint Xavier University
$50,000 to support its Derivatives Curriculum

University of Chicago
$5,000 to support the UChicago Midwest Trading Competition.

University of Colorado Denver Business School
$50,000 to support research on the feasibility of a new venue for the dissemination of commodities research

Vanderbilt University
20,000 to support the Financial Markets Research Center (FMRC)

Wheaton College
$35,000 to support the Equipping Strategic Professors program of the Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy.

Year Up Chicago
$25,000 to support general operations.

CME Group Foundation 2013 Grants

Kansas State University Foundation
$50,000 over two years to support its Center for Risk Management Education and Research

Loyola University Chicago
$1,000,000 over five years to support the creation of a CME Group Foundation Financial Services and Business Analytics Lab in the new Quinlan School of Business building

Loyola University Chicago
$20,000 over two years to support research on Volatility Forecasting in the Presence of Limits to Arbitrage by Lu Hong, Tom Nohel and Steven Todd

Northwestern University
$20,000 over two years to support educational and research efforts in the area of data analytics and Maxeler’s technology

Philip Zecher
$10,000 over two years to support research on “How Treasury Market Trade the US Employment Data Releases: A Case Study”

Serge Wibaut
$13,000 to support research on a “Framework for Analyzing the Impact of Transaction Taxes”

University of Illinois at Chicago
$25,000 over two years to support research on “Taxing Market Activity” by Dale W.R. Rosenthal, Nordia D.M. Thomas, and Hefei Wang

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
$20,000 over two years to support educational research efforts in the area of data analytics and Maxeler’s technology

University of New Orleans
$20,000 to support a seminar “Managing Volatility in Financial Markets after the Great Recession” focused on research supported by the CME Group Foundation and Published in the Review of Financial Economics

Vanderbilt University
$20,000 to support the Financial Markets Research Center

Year Up Chicago
$12,038 to support general operations

CME Group Foundation 2012 Grants

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
$240,000 over two years to support the further development of a compliance curricular track

IIT Stuart School of Business
$20,000 to support research on "An ISO 9000-Style Quality Management System for High Frequency Trading"

Richard Levich
$15,000 to support research on “Risk Characteristics of Cross-FX Futures Carry Trades Compared to Commodity Futures Time Horizon Carry Trades”

Bruce McNevin
$10,000 to support research on “Co- Movements of e-mini S&P 500 Futures and e-mini Sector Futures”

Saint Xavier University
$100,000 to support the creation of a Center for the Study of Financial Markets and Derivatives

University of Chicago Career Advancement
$7,500 to support the UChicago Midwest Trading Competition

Wheaton College
$50,000 to support the “Equipping Strategic Professors” program

Sykes Wilford
$15,000 to support research on “Using Energy, Metals, and Agricultural Futures with a Markowitz Mean-Variance Approach to Diversify Long Equity Portfolios”

CME Group Foundation 2011 Grants

Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies
$125,000 over two years to support academic research in derivatives policy issues

Mercatus Center at George Mason University
$25,000 to support academic research in derivatives policy issues

New York University Stern School of Business
$15,000 to support Professor Richard Levich’s research project and presentations at financial practitioner seminars

Northwestern University
$538,000 over three years to support the creation of a Futures and Derivatives Concentration in the Business Institutions Program

University of Chicago Booth School of Business
$5,000 to support PhD student Avihay Rapaport’s research on "Identifying Supply and Demand Shocks in the Oil Market"

Review of Futures Markets
$100,000 to support the annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium and the Review of Future Markets journal

Sacred Heart University Department of Economics and Finance
$45,000 to support three targeted research projects and related financial practitioner seminars focused on risk management

University of Minnesota
$12,000 to support digitizing Food Research Institute Studies and Wheat Studies

University of Illinois at Chicago
$1 million over four years to the to support the College of Business Administration’s Market Training Lab

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
$450,000 over two years to support a Derivatives Markets and Risk Management Education Initiative

CME Group Foundation 2010 Grants

Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
$100,000 in support of the creation of a curricular track focused on compliance.

John Marshall Law School
$100,000 over two years in support of the creation of a Global Markets Law Journal initiative.

Kent State University Foundation
$100,000 in support of the Center for Financial Engineering’s annual Asia-Pacific Futures Research Symposium, derivative market research and the Review of Future Markets journal.

University of Chicago
$1,000,000 over four years in support of the Milton Friedman Institute for Research in Economics.

University of Illinois at Chicago
$100,000 in support of its International Center for Futures and Derivatives.

Wheaton College
$100,000 in support of the Center for Economics, Government and Public Policy.

CME Group Foundation 2009 Grants

University of Illinois at Chicago $125,000 in support of its International Center for Futures and Derivatives.

University of Wisconsin Foundation $15,000 in support of The A.C. Johnson Scholarship in Futures and Price Formation in the Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics.

CME Group Foundation/CME Trust 2008 Grants

Window to the World Communications, Inc. $120,000 in support of eighteen economics education segments on Chicago Tonight.

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Business Administration $250,000 in support of the International Center for Futures and Derivatives

CME Trust 2007 Grants

Loyola University Chicago
School of Business Administration and Graduate School of Business
$1,000,000 over four years in support of the Center for Integrated Risk Management and Corporate Governance

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Business Administration
$250,000 in support of the International Center for Futures and Derivatives

CME Trust 2006 Grants

DePaul University
College of Commerce Department of Finance
$1,000,000 over four years to establish the Fred Arditti Center for Risk Management

Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management
$1,000,000 over four years in support of derivatives and capital markets education

University of Chicago
Graduate School of Business
$1,500,000 over four years in support of an Initiative on Global Markets

University of Illinois at Chicago
College of Business Administration
$250,000 in support of an International Futures and Options Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Business
$1,000,000 over four years for the Initiative for Financial Risk and Markets