Director Market Surveillance

CME Group
New York, USA
Jun 08, 2023
Jun 30, 2023
Job Function
Risk Management
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

The Director of Market Surveillance plays an important role by leading a team who is principally responsible for protecting the economic functioning of exchange markets by ensuring the markets are free from manipulation or other circumstances that have the potential to distort prices or otherwise affect the orderly trading and expiration of exchange contracts.

The Director manages a variety of projects and initiatives and is responsible for orchestrating resources to execute and deliver results. The Director also works closely with the team to develop their functional expertise, market knowledge and professional skills. The Director is typically the primary spokesperson in dealing with CFTC staff on surveillance issues in the contracts for which they have responsibility and routinely interfaces with relevant research, product and clearing CME staff on product and market related issues.

What you'll get:
  • Exposure to CME's vast number of products and asset classes.
  • A supportive environment that promotes career progression.
  • The ability to have a direct impact on the markets by ensuring it's free from manipulation.
  • The opportunity to work with several functional groups across departments.
  • Competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package.

What you'll do:
  • Develop and ensure the effective execution of proactive contract surveillance programs for CME Group Energy markets to mitigate threats to market integrity.
  • Interact extensively with end-users, FCM personnel and legal counsel with respect to rule interpretations, surveillance issues and investigations.
  • Keep abreast of changes in market and regulatory environments to inform surveillance efforts, anticipate potential issues and drive necessary changes in programs or procedures.
  • The Director is responsible for evaluating the overall performance of the department and for providing both routine and formal feedback to staff.
  • Manage the execution and conduct of investigations that meet high standards for quality and timeliness and assist directly in more complex matters.
  • Mentor and train staff to develop market knowledge, functional expertise and professional skills and contract performance.
  • Provide regulatory support and outreach to internal and external customers, including market participants, with respect to a wide variety of regulatory and product issues.

What you'll need:
  • 5+ years of experience in regulatory or compliance function of derivatives
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience with Energy derivative products preferred
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to research, schedule, analyze and present findings.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • MS Office: Intermediate to advanced MS Word, MS Excel.


CME Group is committed to offering a competitive total rewards package for our employees that recognizes their contributions to the business and reflects our long-term investment in their future. The salary range for this role is $140,500-$234,100. Actual salary offered will be dependent on a wide array of factors including but not limited to: relevant experience, skills, education and comparison to internal employees (where relevant). Our compensation program also includes an annual target bonus opportunity for all employees, as well as the opportunity to become an owner in the company through our broad-based equity program. Through our Benefits program, we strive to offer flexibility, value and choice. From comprehensive health coverage, to a retirement package that includes both a 401(k) and an active Pension Plan, to highly competitive education reimbursement provisions, paid time off and a mental health benefit, CME Group offers a holistic Benefits package for our team and their dependents.

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