• Recording Requirements on the Chicago and New York Trading Floors

      • To
      • Members, Member Firms and Market Users
      • From
      • Market Regulation Department
      • #
      • SER-7006
      • Notice Date
      • 23 January 2014
      • Effective Date
      • 23 January 2014
      As previously notified in CME Group Special Executive Report S-6957 from December 11, 2013, CME Group will NO LONGER offer recording services for telephones located in booths on the trading floors as of March 21, 2014.
      As of December 21, 2013, CME Group stopped accepting new orders for voice recording services for any Exchange-installed telephones located in the booths on the trading floors in Chicago and New York.  
      As previously notified, all affected market participants who need to have lines in booths recorded in order to comply with revised CFTC Regulation 1.35 must make arrangements to have recording equipment installed or receive services from a third party recording service by that date. CME Group will retain all recordings of booth floor lines currently being recorded by CME Group for a minimum of one year past the date on which the recordings are made.
      The CME Group Telecommunications Department will continue to assist all members and member firms with the transition, which will include providing contact information for third-party recording vendors and facilitating the installation of firm-owned recording equipment on or near the trading floors and firm owned VOIP turrets where necessary.
      Chicago – Third Party Recording Vendor Contacts
      Market Com                                                               Cross Check
      Ted Valavanis 312.474.6097                                    Catherine Oliven 312.898.2000
      tvalavanis@marletcommunications.net                     coliven@crosscheckcom.com
      New York – Third Party Recording Vendor Contacts
      New York members please note: Vendors for NY will be showcasing their solutions and services on the NYMEX trading floor during the week of January 27, 2014.
      Market Communications                                           Speakerbus                                       
      Michael Sheehan 212-803-5810                               Nicole D’Antuono 646-289-4722
      Etrali Trading Solutions                                              Wesley Clover Solutions
      Eric Barret 212-593-3838                                           Terry Lida 212-561-1324
      eric.barret@etrali.com                                                terry@wesleycloversolutions.com
      Steve McDonnell 646-290-7157
      Telephonic Devices Used in and around Trading Pits on the Trading Floor
      CME Group will continue to require that all Exchange-issued telephonic devices, including wired and wireless headsets, used in and around trading pits on the trading floors in Chicago and New York be recorded. CME Group will extend the retention period for recordings conducted on the Exchange administered voice recording system to one year past the date on which the recordings are made from the current 10 business day period.
      CME Group Telecommunications Department Contacts:
      Chicago                                                                     New York
      Peter Fitzgerald, Director Telecommunications    Robert Del Terzo, Director Telecommunications
      312.435.3533                                                          212.299.2266
      Peter.Fitzgerald@cmegroup.com                          Bob.DelTerzo@cmegroup.com
      Maureen Ferriter, Mgr., Telecommunications       Robert Mendez, Mgr., Telecommunications
      312.347.4925                                                         212.299.2963
      Maureen.Ferriter@cmegroup.com                       Robert.Mendez@cmegroup.com
      CME Group Market Regulation Department Contacts:
      Chicago                                                                 New York
      Robert Sniegowski, Senior Director                    Wayne Karnatz, Manager
      312.341.5991                                                        212.299.2913