*** IMPORTANT INFORMATION REMINDER ***
As previously notified in CME Group Special Executive Reports S-6957 and S-7006 from December 11, 2013, and January 23, 2014, respectively, 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 facilitating the installation of firm-owned recording equipment on or near the trading floors and firm owned VOIP turrets where necessary. A list of third-party recording vendors appears on the next page.
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.
Chicago – Third Party Recording Vendor Contacts
Market Com Cross Check
Ted Valavanis 312.474.6097 Catherine Oliven 312.898.2000
New York – Third Party Recording Vendor Contacts
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
Steve McDonnell 646.290.7157
CME Group Telecommunications Department Contacts:
Chicago New York
Peter Fitzgerald, Director Telecommunications Robert Del Terzo, Dir., Telecommunications
Maureen Ferriter, Mgr., Telecommunications Robert Mendez, Mgr., Telecommunications
CME Group Market Regulation Department Contacts:
Chicago New York
Robert Sniegowski, Senior Director Wayne Karnatz, Manager