Adding a CME account

To add a CME account:

  1. Click Accounts in the left navigation pane.
  2. Click +New Account at the top of the Accounts screen.

    The Account Information section is displayed.

  3. In the Account Name/Number field when creating an account for CME, enter the up to 12-character exchange-provided account name.

    The account name is required for order routing. The user's routing/clearing account is sent to the exchange as Tag 1 in the exchange API. If the user has an internal sub-account mapped to a routing/clearing parent account, the parent account is sent as Tag 1.

  4. If this is a sub-account, select a "parent" account in the Parent field.
  5. Click the Type field and select an account type.

    Use this field to define the routing behavior for the account. All order routing is based on user account. Select one of the following:

    • Routing (external clearing): Defines the parent account as a clearing account sent to the exchange on all orders. If assigned to a user, the account appears in the user's list of routable accounts. When selected by a user, the account is used to route orders and identify the account to the exchange (e.g, FIX Tag 1). If configuring this account as an omnibus account, select this option. If an internal sub-account is assigned to a parent account, the sub-account inherits the exchange connectivity of the parent account.

      Note: For exchanges that send the account name as Tag 1, you can override Tag 1 by entering a "Clearing Account Override" located on the account's Exchanges tab.

    • Routing (internal sub-account): Defines the account as a sub-account that is not routed to the exchange. This allows you to assign the user to an internal account for routing and risk purposes, even though a parent account will be sent to the exchange as the actual clearing or omnibus account.
    • Non-Routing: Not sent to the exchange. Recorded internally and can be used for back-office purposes or as a parent risk account that allows you to group a set of sub-accounts together and set risk for the non-routing parent.

  6. To prevent order crossing using this account or any of its sub-accounts, click the Order Cross Prevention field and select an order crossing rule. The TT Trade application performs the following order actions based on which rule is selected:
    • Not Applied — No order cross prevention rule is applied to the account.
    • Reject New — Reject a new order that could potentially fill resting orders in the same account or account tree. Applies to only Limit orders and native Iceberg orders.
    • Cancel Resting (wait for ACK) — Send a cancel request to the exchange for the resting order. When the exchange acknowledges the request and cancels the order, submit the new order. Applies to only Limit orders and native Iceberg orders.
    • Position Transfer — When a match is detected, the resting order is canceled or the working order quantity is reduced by the size of the aggressive order. A fill is created by TT and sent to each account. If the aggressive order was larger than the resting order, then the remainder of it will be sent to market. For a description of how Position Transfer works, refer to Position Transfer.

    • Position Transfer (if resting order is best bid/offer) — This rule works the same as Position Transfer except that the internal matching occurs only if an order has the potential to fill a resting order at the current best bid/ask price.

      Note: When using this rule, the resting order may get matched and filled at the exchange while the aggressive order is in flight.

  7. Optionally, check one of the following options:
    • Disable trading (this account only) — Disables trading for this account. This checkbox is checked by default.
    • Disable trading (sub-accounts) — Disables trading for all child accounts of this parent account.
    • Disable trading (autoliquidate) — Checked automatically after auto-liquidate is triggered on an account. Increase the credit limit and uncheck this option to restore trading to a liquidated account. This setting can only be checked by the Setup application when an account is liquidated (i.e., you cannot manually check this setting).
  8. Click Create.

    The new account appears in the Accounts list in the left navigation pane. Sub-accounts appear as nested under their parent account.

Configuring CME exchange properties

  1. Click Accounts in the left navigation pane and select an account in the data grid.
  2. Click the Exchanges tab for the selected account.
  3. Click the Select an Exchange selector to find and select an exchange.
  4. Configure the settings in the Exchange Properties section.

    CME exchange properties for an account:

    • CTI — Sets the type of user who is placing orders with this account. This value is sent as FIX Tag 9702. Select one of the customer type identifier (CTI) values from the drop down menu:
      • Member Trader (CTI 1)
      • Proprietary (CTI 2)
      • On Behalf of Other Traders (CTI 3)
      • Customers (CTI 4)
    • Origin — Sets the origin of the order or fill. This value is sent as FIX Tag 204. Select one of the following from the drop down menu:
      • Customer (0)
      • Firm or House (Non Customer) (1)
    • Clearport Counterparty Identification — Click Add to sync the account with the list of counterparty IDs uploaded to the TT system from CME ClearPort. Counterparty IDs can also be added manually. To manually add a counterparty or modify existing counterparties, click Manage Counterparty Identification.

      When manually adding a counterparty for CME, populate the following fields:

      • Account Id — The name of the account being assigned to the counterparty. Each broker can report on behalf of a specific counterparty account.
      • Company Name — The name of the counterparty's firm name associated with the broker user ID registered with CME ClearPort.
      • Name — Auto-populates with the entered Account Id and Company Name values. You can manually change this value. For example, you can enter the name of the counterparty's firm as an alias. The Name and Account Id appear in the Counterparty fields in the Trade application Blocktrader widget. The counterparty selection shows the executing broker account, the counterparty alias (e.g., FCM name), and the counterparty's Authorized Trader ID (ATID).

      Note: Counterparty IDs uploaded from CME ClearPort are displayed in the Counterparty ID column in the More | Counterparties data grid. If a counterparty is added manually, this column is blank.

    • Give up — Sets the account for give up transactions. The member ID of the user taking up the transaction is required if Give Up is enabled.
    • Take up member code — Enter the clearing member ID of the user taking up the give up transaction using this account. This value is sent as FIX Tag 907.
    • SGX member code — Enables the Mutual Offset Agreement with the Singapore Exchange (SGX). CME Clearing offers a Mutual Offset agreement with SGX that allows trades in certain MOS-eligible contracts done at one exchange to be moved to the other exchange's clearing house.
    • The Clearing Account Override field can be used to override the TT account value in Tag 1 on order actions sent to the exchange. The optional clearing account override name is user-defined and can be up to 12 characters. By default, the user's TT routing account is sent in Tag 1.

  5. Click Save Changes.

Syncing counterparties on ClearPort accounts

To get the latest list of counterparties associated with your broker user ID at CME ClearPort, you need to sync the account on your ClearPort connection with CME by using the Accounts | Exchanges tab in Setup.

To sync counterparties on ClearPort accounts:

  1. Click Accounts in the left navigation panel and select an account with a ClearPort connection in the data grid.
  2. Click the Exchanges tab and select CME.
  3. In the Clearport Counterparty Identification grid, click Add.

    The latest list of counterparties associated with your broker user ID are displayed in the grid.