The CME enterprise brought in more than $2.3 billion in revenues last year, a 6 percent increase over 2005 according to the Accreditation Council for CME's 2006 annual data report, released in July. While the growth is a good sign, it's less of an increase than in previous years. In 2005, revenues increased 9 percent over 2004; in 2004, income rose 15 percent over the year before. Expenses are paralleling the income growth; they also rose 6 percent in 2006 over 2005.
Many CME experts