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  • 7.04.3 Transfers

    7.04.3.1 Mutual Offset System transfers

    When an open position in a Designated Futures Contract is transferred from a clearing member of any other Participating Market (or its clearing house) to a Clearing Member pursuant to Rule 8.03.1.3, upon such transfer being effective, two separate and distinct Contracts shall be created on the same terms as the open position:
    a. a Contract between the Clearing Member and Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the buyer; and
    b. a Contract between the Participating Market (or its clearing house) and the Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Participating Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Participating Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer.
    7.04.3.2 Transfers for consolidation between two Clearing Members

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.3, when an open position is transferred from a Clearing Member to an appointed Clearing Member pursuant to Rule 6.05.2 for the purpose of consolidation, the original Contract in respect of the open position shall be discharged and replaced by a separate and distinct Contract between the appointed Clearing Member and the Clearing House on the same terms as the original Contract, as described below:
    a. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the appointed Clearing Member assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    b. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the appointed Clearing Member assumes the position of the buyer.
    7.04.3.3 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.2 shall take place only upon the occurrence of the following:
    a. Confirmation by the appointed Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of the margin call received by the Clearing Member pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer, or, if no such margin call is received, the end of that margin cycle; or
    b. the posting of Performance Deposits as prescribed in Rule 6.02A.7B, due pursuant to Rule 6.07.1 or the relevant Contract Specifications, by the appointed Clearing Member,
    whichever is applicable, or if both Rule 7.04.3.3.a and Rule 7.04.3.3.b are applicable, only upon the later in time occurrence of the matters described in Rule 7.04.3.3.a and Rule 7.04.3.3.b.
    7.04.3.4 Transfers for consolidation from a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house) to a Clearing Member

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.5, when an open position is transferred from a clearing member of any other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) to a Clearing Member pursuant to Rule 6.05.2 for the purpose of consolidation, two separate and distinct Contracts shall be created on the same terms as the open position:
    a. a Contract between the Clearing Member and Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the buyer; and
    b. a Contract between the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) and the Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer.
    7.04.3.5 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.4 shall take place only upon the later in time occurrence of the following:
    a. Confirmation by the Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of the margin call received by the Clearing Member pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer, or if no such margin call is received, the end of that margin cycle; and
    b. confirmation by the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) that it will enter into the Contract described in Rule 7.04.3.4.b.
    7.04.3.6 Transfers for consolidation from a Clearing Member to a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.7, when an open position is transferred from a Clearing Member to a clearing member of any other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) pursuant to Rule 6.05.2 for the purpose of consolidation, the Contract between the Clearing Member and the Clearing House in respect of the open position shall be terminated.
    7.04.3.7 The event described under Rule 7.04.3.6 shall take place only upon the confirmation by the other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) that it will enter into a contract with its clearing member in respect of such open position.
    7.04.3.8 Transfers pursuant to Rule 7.28 from a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house) to a Clearing Member

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.9, when an open position is transferred from a clearing member of any other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) to a Clearing Member pursuant to Rule 7.28 at the request of a Customer, two separate and distinct Contracts shall be created on the same terms as the open position:
    a. a Contract between the Clearing Member and Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing Member assumes the position of the buyer; and
    b. a Contract between the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) and the Clearing House, wherein:
    i. the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the buyer if the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    ii. the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) assumes the position of the seller if the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer.
    7.04.3.9 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.8 shall take place only upon the later in time occurrence of the following:
    a. Confirmation by the Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of the margin call received by the Clearing Member pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer, or, if no such margin call is received, the end of that margin cycle; and
    b. confirmation by the Relevant Market (or its clearing house) that it will enter into the Contract described in Rule 7.04.3.8.b.
    7.04.3.10 Transfers pursuant to Rule 7.28 from a Clearing Member to a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house)

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.11, when an open position is transferred from a Clearing Member to a clearing member of any other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) pursuant to Rule 7.28 at the request of a Customer, the Contract between the Clearing Member and the Clearing House in respect of the open position shall be terminated.
    7.04.3.11 The event described under Rule 7.04.3.10 shall take place only upon the later in time occurrence of the following:
    a. Confirmation by the Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of the margin call received by the Clearing Member pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer, or, if no such margin call is received, the end of that margin cycle; and
    b. confirmation by the other Relevant Market (or its clearing house) that it will enter into a contract with its clearing member in respect of such open position.
    7.04.3.12 Transfers from a defaulted/suspended Clearing Member to a designated Clearing Member

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.13, when an open position is transferred from a defaulted or suspended Clearing Member to a designated Clearing Member pursuant to Rule 7A.02.1.1, the original Contract in respect of the open position shall be discharged and replaced by a separate and distinct Contract between the designated Clearing Member and the Clearing House on the same terms as the original Contract, as described below:
    a. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the appointed Clearing Member assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    b. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the appointed Clearing Member assumes the position of the buyer.
    7.04.3.13 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.12 shall take place only upon Confirmation by the designated Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of the margin call received by the designated Clearing Member pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer, or, if no such margin call is received, the end of that margin cycle.
    7.04.3.14 Transfers pursuant to Rule 7.27 between two Clearing Members

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.15, when an open position is transferred from a Clearing Member ("Original Party") to another Clearing Member ("New Party") pursuant to Rule 7.27, excluding Rule 7.27.1.5, the original Contract between the Original Party and the Clearing House in respect of the open position shall be discharged and replaced by a separate and distinct Contract between the New Party and the Clearing House on the same terms as the original Contract, as described below:
    a. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the New Party assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    b. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the New Party assumes the position of the buyer.
    For the purposes of Rule 7.04.3.14, "Original Party" and "New Party" shall be as defined herein.
    7.04.3.15 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.14 shall take place only upon:
    a. where both Clearing Members receive margin call pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer: the later in time Confirmation by the Clearing Members' Settlement Bank(s) of the Payment Instructions in respect of the margin calls; or
    b. where only one Clearing Member receives margin call pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer: Confirmation by that Clearing Member's Settlement Bank of the Payment Instruction in respect of that margin call; or
    c. where neither Clearing Member receives margin call pursuant to the first margin cycle run following the transfer: the end of that margin cycle.
    7.04.3.16 Transfers pursuant to Rule 7.27.1.5 for order fill/give-up from a Clearing Member or a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house) to another Clearing Member

    Subject to Rule 7.04.3.17, when an open position is transferred for the purpose of filling an order or as a give-up by a Clearing Member or a clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house) ("Original Party") to another Clearing Member ("New Party") pursuant to Rule 7.27.1.5, the original Contract between the Original Party and the Clearing House in respect of the open position shall be discharged and replaced by a separate and distinct Contract between the New Party and the Clearing House on the same terms as the original Contract, as described below:
    a. the Clearing House assumes the position of the buyer if the New Party assumes the position of the seller, and conversely,
    b. the Clearing House assumes the position of the seller if the New Party assumes the position of the buyer.
    For the purposes of Rule 7.04.3.16, "Original Party" and "New Party" shall be as defined herein.
    7.04.3.17 The events described under Rule 7.04.3.16 shall take place only if they occur on the same trading day as the creation of the open position and only upon the approval of the transfer by the Clearing House.

    Amended on 27 March 2006, 22 September 2006, 1 October 2009, 7 August 2012 and 26 April 2013.