CME Group posted strong revenues and trading volumes across multiple asset classes and regions during the first quarter of this year.
Revenues rose 8% year-on-year while average daily volume was 10% higher than in Q1 2014.
Following on from record results towards the end of 2014, the exchange operator saw success across the board in Q1, with particularly high activity in rates, FX and energy derivatives trading.
The exchange group also highlighted a rise in interest rate swaps clearing, which grew 57% amid new regulatory mandates for the central clearing of OTC swaps.
Clearing and transaction fee revenues were subsequently up 9% at $708.2 million. CME Group executive chairman and president, Terry Duffy, also highlighted the exchange’s growth in Asia.
"We delivered strong revenue growth in the first quarter driven primarily by interest rate, energy and foreign exchange products, with double-digit average daily volume growth coming from Europe and North America and 22% growth from Asia," he said.
"Total average daily volume was 15 million contracts, up 10%, which was the second highest quarter in our history. We recorded solid revenue growth in our core futures products, swaps clearing and market data. This clearly demonstrates the value of the unparalleled diversity of our product set."