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4.1.10 Cross Trades

Past version: Effective up to 13 Nov 2016

A Member or Approved Trader who knowingly receives buy and sell orders from different Customers at the same time and price, for the same Contract Month of the same Contract, shall first expose the leg which is the better bid or offer than the prevailing bid or offer in QUEST. If there is no prevailing bid or offer, the Member or Approved Trader shall first expose the leg which has the better price than the last traded price, or if there is no last traded price, the last settlement price. This Rule 4.1.10 does not apply if the orders are entered by:

(a) different Approved Traders on behalf of different Customers; or
(b) different Customers directly into QUEST and the Member or its Approved Trader does not know or have access to that Customer's order flow information.

However, if the Exchange suspects that a cross trade was pre-arranged in either one of the above circumstances in contravention of Rule 4.1.13, the onus is on the Member or the Approved Trader to show otherwise.

Refer to Practice Note 4.1.10.