CME Group is conforming its relevant large trader reporting rule (561) effective February 12, 2015, to accommodate new reports of large reportable traders (LTR) mandated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The CFTC is mandating new forms of LTR reports and electronic processes to make such reports pursuant to its new ownership and control reporting rules adopted in November 2013. Initially, filing of these new reports with the CFTC was scheduled to begin August 15, 2014. However, this date was postponed until February 11, 2015 for Form 102A, and March 11, 2015, for Form 102B. (Click here for details in the article, “CFTC Delays OCR Compliance Date” in the July 21 to 25 and 28, 2014 edition of Bridging the Week.) Under the new CFTC OCR rules, Form 102A (replacing the current Form 102), will be filed the business day after an account first becomes reportable (i.e., accounts having more than a threshold number of open positions), while Form 102B (a new form) will be filed within three business days after an account first trades 50 or more contracts on a designated contract market or swap execution facility for the same product identifier on a single trading day. Firms will be required to file electronically with CME Form 102As beginning three months after the CFTC filing requirement begins (this currently would be May 11), while firms would be required to file with CME Form 102Bs the same day of the CFTC filing requirement (currently March 11). Current reporting obligations will remain in effect until the new requirements are applicable. Certain previously filed Form 102s will have to be updated to Form 102As.