Rule 533. Simultaneous Buy and Sell Orders for Different Beneficial Owners
On the Globex platform, opposite orders for different beneficial owners that are simultaneously placed by a party with discretion over both accounts may be entered into the Globex platform provided that one order is exposed for a minimum of 5 seconds in the case of futures orders or a minimum of 15 seconds in the case of options orders.
Rule 432. General Offenses
It shall be an offense:
B.1. to engage in fraud or bad faith;
Pursuant to an offer of settlement Stephen Duggan (“Duggan”) presented at a hearing on March 27, 2013 in which Duggan neither admitted nor denied the rule violations upon which the penalty is based, a Panel of the NYMEX Business Conduct Committee (“Panel”) found that between August 9, 2010 and February 22, 2011, Duggan executed numerous round-turn transactions on NYMEX between his personal trading account and the account he traded for his employer. The purpose of some of these round-turn transactions was to move money from the employer’s account to Duggan’s personal account. The Panel further found that in several instances, five seconds did not elapse between the entry of the matching orders on Globex. As a result of these findings, the Panel determined that Duggan violated Exchange rules 533 and 432.B.1.
In accordance with the settlement offer and the Panel’s findings, the Panel ordered that Duggan: (1) pay restitution to his employer in the amount of $1,014.60; (2) pay a fine to the Exchange in the amount of $15,000; (3) be barred for a period of two years from (a) applying for membership at any exchange owned, controlled or operated by CME Group Inc.; (b) affiliating with any Exchange Member as defined in Exchange Rule 400 related to business conducted on or subject to the rules of the Exchange; and (c) directly or indirectly accessing, placing orders or executing trades on any trading or clearing platform owned, controlled or operated by CME Group Inc., including, but not limited to, CME Globex. The bar shall begin running on the Effective Date, and run for a period of two years from full payment of the fine and restitution amounts.
April 1, 2013
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