Perry Comments on the Inevitable Closing of Historic Chicago Futures Pits
A last ditch effort to save open outcry in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) futures pits is likely to fall short, Braden Perry, a former CFTC senior trial attorney and Partner with Kennyhertz Perry said in a Reuters article. The effort, launched by traders to delay the July 6 closing, claims the CME has failed to provide the CFTC adequate information on the rationale of the closing, and leaves certain trading strategies without proper alternatives. “It really comes down to the numbers of people who are trading still in the open-outcry system,” Perry said. The CME estimates that floor trading in Treasury futures represented 1.8 percent of total volume last year.
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About Braden Perry
Braden Perry has been featured as a regulator contributor and media source with a variety of financial and legal publications, including Lawyers.com, LawTV, Law360 and Compliance Crossing, among others. A former CFTC senior trial attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white collar defense, Braden has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on highly complex regulatory structures.
About Kennyhertz Perry, LLC
Kennyhertz Perry, LLC is a business and litigation law firm representing clients in highly regulated industries. The firm was founded by two veteran Kansas City attorneys, John Kennyhertz and Braden Perry. Kennyhertz Perry is located in Kansas City, Mo. To learn more about the firm, visit kennyhertzperry.com.