CME Group brought and settled disciplinary actions against two firms, including one non-member, for entering into exchange for related position transactions without a corresponding related position. In both cases, one involving Evolution Markets Ltd., a non-member, and the other, involving BNP Paribas Commodity Futures Ltd., a member, the disciplinary actions were filed against the firms in their roles as brokers; the actual parties to the EFRPs were not named. Both firms resolved their disciplinary actions by agreeing to pay a fine of US $15,000. Separately, ED&F Man Capital Markets Inc., a member, and Merit Performance Concepts Ltd., a non-member, also agreed to settle CME Group disciplinary actions that alleged that they impermissibly engaged in EFRPs without a related position as traders. CME Group alleged that ED&F Man entered into “several” such EFRPs, while Merit Performance entered into a single problematic EFRP. ED&F Man agreed to resolve its disciplinary action by paying a fine of US $17,500 while Merit Performance agreed to remit a penalty of US $15,000. Finally, Chenhui Wang, a non-member, agreed to pay a fine of US $20,000 and a 10 business day CME Group all exchange trading suspension in connection with an allegation that on “multiple” days from December 18, 2014, through January 28, 2015, he engaged in wash trades to transfer funds between different accounts he owned and controlled.