Derek Sammann

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Derek Sammann
Occupation Senior Managing Director, Commodity and Options Products
Employer CME Group
Location Chicago

Derek Sammann is senior managing director, commodity and options products at CME Group. He is responsible for leading the firm's energy, metals and agricultural products teams, as well as the company's options business. He previously led the company's foreign exchange, metals and options businesses.[1] [2]


Sammann was previously managing director, global head of FX products for CME Group.[3] Before joining CME in 2006, Sammann was managing director/global head of FX Options and Structured FX Products for Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank in London.

At Calyon, Sammann was responsible for expanding and diversifying product revenues by building and managing the product platform, technology, trading and structured products offering in the company's global FX options business. In 2004 he was responsible for merging the FX Options activities of Credit Agricole Indosuez and Credit Lyonnais.

Before he joined Calyon, Sammann was senior vice-president and chief dealer, FX options, for Credit Agricole Indosuez in London, and vice-president and senior trader, FX options, at Banque Indosuez in Paris.

He began his career as associate vice-president and head CME FX Options Floor Trader for Cooper, Neff & Associates in Chicago.


Sammann holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and Political Science from Northwestern University.

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  1. CME Group Announces Executive Team Appointments. CME Group.
  2. Management Team. CME Group.
  3. "CME Appoints Derek Sammann to Lead Foreign Exchange Product Group, 9/6/06”. CME Group.