Wedbush Securities Inc. agreed to a sanction of US $500,000 by the Clearing House Risk Committee for breaches of various Chicago Board of Trade financial and recordkeeping rules. However, the Committee agreed to waive US $250,000 of the sanction based “on the firm’s compliance with industry rules, regulations and requirements through the completion of the next risk based examination.” Separately, HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. agreed to pay a fine of US $50,000 related to alleged breaches in calling for performance bond and financial requirements of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Nothing in either public order provided any substantive facts regarding the nature of the Risk Committee’s allegations.