CME Group Russell 2000

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CME Group Russell 2000 futures were launched as an E-mini contract in 2001.[1] The contract was the most successful of the CME Russell contracts in terms of volume and open interest. However, in 2006, amid the InterContinental Exchange's attempt to wrest control of the Chicago Board of Trade from the CME, ICE secured an exclusive contract with Frank Russell & Company, Inc. to list the Russell futures and futures options contracts on ICE.[2]

Previously, Russell 2000 futures were listed on multiple exchanges, including the New York Board of Trade.


  1. CME announces E-mini Russell 2000 index contracts. Futures Magazine.
  2. ICE Poaches Russell Futures Contract From CME: Major Shakeup Brewing. Seeking Alpha.