Things are happening so fast amidst an acceleration of economic change that the old order of product adoption by various categories of industry players is being upended, Owain Johnson told John Lothian News in a recent interview.
That speed of change is exciting to Johnson, the London-based global head of research for the CME Group. New asset classes are joining the six traditional asset classes of the CME’s traded products, he said. He mentioned digital assets as a new asset class, as well as environmental products. The CME’s new CVOL products are also exciting. The CME’s six traditional asset classes are agriculture, metals, energy, interest rates, equities and foreign exchange.