• CME Clearing Notice: Monday, December 16, 2013

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      • Clearing Member Firms
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      • CME Clearing
      • #
      • 13-576
      • Notice Date
      • 20 December 2013
      • Effective Date
      • 20 December 2013
    • Topics in this issue include:
      *      Deliveries
      ·         Contact Information
      Please note that CME Clearing has made the following update to the Account Reconciliation Reports effective immediately –
      Addition of Holding Account Flag – CME Clearing has added a new column to the report entitled “Holding Account”, which indicates whether a particular account is a holding (aka bunched order) account or not. If this column is set to “Y”, then the account is a holding account. If “N”, then the account is not a holding account. Please note that whether an account is a holding account or not is configurable by RAV Admins within CME Account (RAV) Manager.
      Please see the original advisory notice and updated file specification on page 3 of the advisory notice at this link.
      Listed in the linked advisory notice are the relevant delivery dates for the December 2013 Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., Chicago Board of Trade, NYMEX, COMEX, and DME contracts.
      The December 2013 currency delivery cycle begins Monday, December 16, 2013. Clearing member firms should enter their currency intentions into the Deliveries System available through the CME Portal. For the full text of this reminder notice, please click here.
      The listed Stockyards and Slaughter Plantsat this linkhave been approved for deliveries against the CME Group Live Cattle futures contract from February 1, 2013 through January 31, 2014. Delivery point information and contact numbers are listed for your reference.
      If there are any questions, please contact the Deliveries Unit at 312.930.3172.
      As described in Clearing House Advisory Notice # 13-564, http://www.cmegroup.com/tools-information/lookups/advisories/clearing/Chadv13-564.html, the CFTC has issued an order permitting the Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) to transfer open interest for KCBT-listed contracts to the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The transfer occurred on Saturday, December 14, 2013, and is effective for trade date Monday, December 16, 2013.
      In connection with the planned transfer of open interest, KCBT and CBOT jointly petitioned the CFTC to amend KCBT’s existing 4d order—which permits the clearing house (CME Clearing) and futures commission merchants (FCMs) to commingle funds from customer positions in KCBT cleared-only wheat swaps with funds from customer futures and options positions—so that it would remain in effect after the transfer. The CFTC has issued an order permitting the continued commingling of such funds. 
      Subject to conditions outlined therein, the order will permit CME Clearing, registered FCMs that are clearing members of CME, and registered FCMs that are clearing members of CBOT to commingle customer funds used to margin, guarantee or secure legacy KCBT cleared-only wheat swaps with other customer funds after the transfer of open interest is completed. Please refer to the order at this link as the authoritative source for the terms and conditions applicable to FCMs and CME Clearing.    
      For further information, please contact CME Clearing at (312) 207-2525, or email at ccs@cmegroup.com.
      Effective Sunday, December 22, 2013 for trade date Monday, December 23, 2013, and pending all relevant CFTC regulatory review periods, please be advised that the New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (or EXCHANGE) will expand the listing of contract months for the products listed at this link on CME Globex, Open Outcry and available for submission for clearing on CME ClearPort.
      On Thursday, January 16, 2014 the CME will distribute 1099 Statements to all member firms. Firms have the option to pick the statements up or have the CME Group Document Processing Center mail these on their behalf.
           PICKING YOUR 2013 1099 STATEMENTS UP:
          The statements will be available for pickup at The DPC Customer Service Window located on the 2ND floor South Tower of the CME Center at 20 S Wacker, Chicago IL, 60606 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
           For security purposes we ask that each firm's Back Office Manager obtain an Officers signature to pre-register the individual who will be picking up the 1099 Statements. The attached form should be completed and faxed to the CME Clearing House by January 16, 2014. Additionally, we are requiring that individuals picking up 1099 Statements display their CME Group ID cards.
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