Manager of Corporate Development

Locations: Chicago
ID: 13886


CME Group: Where Futures Are Made

CME Group ( is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. But who we are goes deeper than that. Here, you can impact markets worldwide. Transform industries. And build a career shaping tomorrow. We invest in your success and you own it – all while working alongside a team of leading experts who inspire you in ways big and small. Joining our company gives you the opportunity to make a difference in global financial markets every day – whether you work on our industry-leading technology and risk management services, our benchmark products or in a corporate services area that helps us serve our customers better. With 2,500 employees located around the world, we’re small enough for you and your contributions to be known. But big enough for your ideas to make an impact. The pace is dynamic, the work is unlike any other firm in the business, and the possibilities are endless. Problem solvers, difference makers, trailblazers. Those are our people. And we’re looking for more.

Job Summary:
The Manager position on the Corporate Development BLM team will focus on corporate finance, business development and strategy in support of CME Group’s future & options business lines (coverage of all six asset classes: Interest Rates, FX, Equity Index, Commodities, Energy, and Metals).

Assess commercial and strategic partnerships to expand the core business and/or to enter new markets. Provide finance expertise in the evaluation and execution of merger and acquisition and commercial opportunities. Analyze investment opportunities and new product initiatives to expand and improve the business portfolio. Collaborate and coordinate with key internal areas BLM, Strategy, Accounting, Tax, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Legal, as well as senior management and external advisors.


  • Conduct business analysis, including the review and/or development of valuation models as well as cost budgeting, revenue forecasting, and variance reporting
  • Analyze investment opportunities to expand and improve the business portfolio, including the development of analysis on various structural alternatives
  • Develop materials requested for approval processes, Management Team meetings, or Board meetings in support of specific recommendations
  • Analyze and provide recommendations on various initiatives that facilitate decision making among internal stakeholders by ensuring adequate participation in cross-functional due-diligence efforts
  • Provide a comprehensive review of term sheets or other legal documentation
  • Identify criteria for measurement and review of business drivers and risks for proposed business ventures
  • Review of senior analyst, analyst, and intern work product; provide leadership and mentoring


  • B.A. or B.S. in business, finance, economics or some other relevant field desired, although substantial relevant experience may substitute if undergraduate degree is in unrelated field. MBA / equivalent degree or working toward MBA.
  • 6+ years of financial services industry experience (exchange, brokerage, trading firm, investment banking, private equity experience). Experience supporting commercial transaction including joint ventures, strategic alliances, portfolio acquisitions, and/or licensing deals.
  • Progress towards CPA, CFA, or other financial certifications is a plus.
  • Microsoft Office suite with advanced Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint skills.
  • Occasional travel required (10%-25%)
As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. Based in Chicago, with offices in New York, London, Singapore, Calgary, Houston, São Paulo, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington D.C., our team of more than 2,500 employees has an impact on the global economy every day. We offer:
  • The widest range of global benchmark futures and options available across all major asset classes;
  • The most advanced trading technology;
  • Industry-leading clearing and risk management capabilities;
  • A relentless customer focus, serving leading investment and commercial banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, asset managers, corporations and individual traders; and,
  • A great place to work.
With this strong foundation in place, we are looking to continue growing our business in both listed and over-the-counter markets. To support this growth, we are seeking highly motivated individuals to help foster our corporate culture and uphold our core values of leading with conviction and integrity, advancing the global economy, building lasting relationships and acting with ingenuity every day. 
We hope you will consider joining our world-class team.



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