CME Rule 982 – Risk Management

CME Rule 982 – Risk Management

All clearing members must have written risk management policies and procedures in place to ensure they are able to perform certain basic risk and operational functions at all times. At a minimum, the following areas must be considered in the firm’s policies and procedures, depending on the firm’s size and its business and product mix:

A. Trade Submission and Account Monitoring. Clearing members must have procedures in place to demonstrate compliance in the following areas for trades executed through both electronic platforms and open outcry:

1. Monitoring the credit risks of accepting trades, including give-up trades, of specific customers.

2. Monitoring the risks associated with proprietary trading.

3. Limiting the impact of significant market moves through the use of tools such as stress testing or position limits.

4. Maintaining the ability to monitor account activity on an intraday basis, including overnight.

5. Ensuring order entry systems include the ability to set automated credit controls or position limits or requiring a firm employee to enter orders.

6. Defining sources of liquidity for increased settlement obligations.

B. Additional and/or Alternative Requirements. Exchange or Clearing House staff may prescribe additional and/or alternative requirements in order for clearing members to comply with this Rule.

C. Each clearing member shall promptly provide to Clearing House staff, upon request, information and documents regarding its risk management policies, procedures and practices, including, without limitation, information and documents relating to the liquidity of its financial resources, settlement procedures and operational issues.

D. Each clearing member shall make information and documents regarding its risk management policies, procedures and practices available to the CFTC upon the CFTC’s request.

In addition, all FCM clearing members must comply with the risk management requirements set forth in CFTC Regulation 1.11: Risk Management Program for futures commission merchants.


source: CME Rule Book