The Board of Directors of CME Group (the "Company") sets high standards for the Company. Implicit in this philosophy is the importance of sound corporate governance. It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. Our governance structure and processes described in this section of our Web site reflect our commitment to our shareholders and to the institutions and individuals who rely on CME Group to provide fair and efficient markets in some of the most widely used financial instruments in the global marketplace. Our governance approach also supports our important role as self-regulatory organizations, subject to oversight by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.