Newedge USA LLC (now known as SG Americas Securities, LLC)
(Legacy) Rule 526. Block Trades
F. The seller must ensure that each block trade is reported to the Exchange within five minutes of the time of execution; except that block trades in interest rate futures and options executed outside of Regular Trading Hours (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday – Friday on regular business days) and Housing and Weather futures and options must be reported within fifteen minutes of the time of execution. The report must include the contract, contract month, price, quantity of the transaction, the respective clearing members, the time of execution, and, for options, strike price, put or call and expiration month. The Exchange shall promptly publish such information separately from the reports of transactions in the regular market.
Pursuant to an offer of settlement in which Newedge USA LLC (“Newedge”) neither admitted nor denied the rule violations upon which the penalty is based, on July 16, 2015, a Panel of the NYMEX Business Conduct Committee found that it had jurisdiction over Newedge pursuant to NYMEX Rules 400 and 402 as the conduct occurred while Newedge was a NYMEX member. The Panel also found that on December 5 and 13, 2012, Newedge, through its employees, brokered and reported four block trades on behalf of customers in Energy products that were not reported to the Exchange within the applicable time limit following execution. The Panel concluded that Newedge thereby violated NYMEX Rule 526.
In accordance with the settlement offer, the Panel ordered Newedge to pay a $10,000 fine.