Mark J. McKenna (MMB)
CBOT RULE VIOLATIONS:
Rule 532. Disclosing Orders Prohibited (in part)
No person shall disclose another person's order to buy or sell except to a designated Exchange official or the CFTC . . . An order for pit execution is not considered public until it has been bid or offered by open outcry. No person shall take action or direct another to take action based on non-public order information, however acquired.
Rule 539. Prearranged, pre-negotiated and noncompetitive trades prohibited (in part)
A. General Prohibition
No person shall prearrange or pre-negotiate any purchase or sale or noncompetitively execute any transaction.
Pursuant to an offer of settlement in which Mark J. McKenna (“McKenna”) neither admitted nor denied the rule violations upon which the penalty is based, on June 12, 2013, a Panel of the CBOT Business Conduct Committee found that between April and August of 2010, McKenna engaged in Corn futures trades opposite a broker that had not been executed by open outcry. In several of these instances, said broker disclosed non-public orders to McKenna. The Panel concluded that in so doing, McKenna violated CBOT Rules 532 and 539.A.
In accordance with the settlement offer, the Panel ordered McKenna to pay a fine of $35,000. The Panel also barred McKenna for a period beginning on the effective date and lasting ten business days from accessing all CME Group Inc. trading floors, and indirect and direct access to all electronic trading and clearing platforms owned or controlled by CME Group Inc.
June 14, 2013
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