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CME Group Inc (CME.O)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Terrence Duffy

58 2016 Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Leo Melamed

85 2001 Chairman Emeritus

Bryan Durkin

56 2016 President

Charles Carey

63 2007 Vice Chairman of the Board

John Pietrowhicz

52 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Sunil Cutinho

45 2014 President - CME Clearing

Kimberly Taylor

55 2016 President - Clearing and Post-Trade Services

Hilda Piell

49 2007 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Managing Director

Jack Tobin

53 2015 Chief Accounting Officer

Kevin Kometer

52 2008 Chief Information Officer, Senior Managing Director

Kathleen Cronin

53 2003 Senior Managing Director, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Julie Holzrichter

48 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Senior Managing Director

Derek Sammann

49 2014 Senior Managing Director - Commodity and Options

Sean Tully

53 2014 Senior Managing Director - Financial and OTC Products

Julie Winkler

42 2016 Chief Commercial Officer

Daniel Glickman

72 2014 Lead Independent Director

Jeffrey Bernacchi

58 2009 Independent Director

Timothy Bitsberger

57 2008 Independent Director

Dennis Chookaszian

73 2004 Independent Director

Ana Dutra

52 2015 Independent Director

Martin Gepsman

64 1994 Independent Director

Larry Gerdes

68 2007 Independent Director

Gedon Hertshten

64 2016 Independent Director

Patrick Maloney

55 2016 Independent Director

Douglas Monieson

51 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Pankau

60 2011 Independent Director

Alex Pollock

74 2014 Independent Director

John Sandner

75 2016 Independent Director

Terry Savage

72 2003 Independent Director

William Shepard

70 2007 Independent Director

Howard Siegel

60 2000 Independent Director

Dennis Suskind

74 2008 Independent Director

David Wescott

60 2003 Independent Director

Elizabeth Cook

56 2015 Independent Trustee

William Hobert

53 2015 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Terrence Duffy

Hon. Terrence A. Duffy has been appointed as Executive Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Duffy has served as our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since November 2016. Previously, he served as our Executive Chairman & President since 2012 and as our Executive Chairman since 2006, when he became an officer of the Company. He served as Chairman of the board since 2002 and as our Vice Chairman from 1998 until 2002. Mr. Duffy has been a member of our board since 1995. He was President of TDA Trading, Inc. from 1981 to 2002 and has been a member of CME since 1981. Mr. Duffy was appointed by President Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2003 as a member of the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, a position he held until 2013. Mr. Duffy currently serves as Co-Chair of the Mayo Clinic Greater Chicago Leadership Council. He is a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation, whose mission is to enhance economic opportunity, health and education, especially for disadvantaged youth. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago, the Executives’ Club of Chicago and the President’s Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Since 2003, Mr. Duffy has been recognized as one of the top 100 Irish Business Leaders by Irish America Magazine. Mr. Duffy attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. In 2007, he received a Doctor of Humane Letters from DePaul University.

Leo Melamed

Mr. Leo Melamed serves as Chairman Emeritus of CME Group Inc. Mr. Melamed is the founder of financial futures. He led in the creation of our FX, interest rate and stock index futures contracts. He served as Chairman of the CME board from 1968 until 1973 and upon founding of the International Monetary Market (IMM) as its Chairman from 1972 until its merger with CME in 1976 and then as Chairman of the merged exchange until 1977. He has served as CME Chairman Emeritus since 1997 and Chairman of our strategic steering committee since 2001. Mr. Melamed led CME in the role of Special Counsel to our board from 1977 to 1985 and then in the role of Chairman of its executive committee from 1985 until 1991. He was instrumental in the creation and launch of the Globex transaction system and served as its founding chairman in 1992. From 1993 to 2001, he served as Chairman and CEO of Sakura Dellsher, Inc., a former clearing firm of CME, and currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Melamed & Associates, a global consulting group. He is founder and a permanent special advisor to the National Futures Association, and an advisor of the International Advisory Council of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in China. He serves on the board of overseers of the Becker Friedman Institute of the University of Chicago. Mr. Melamed serves as a director of The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and as Senior Advisor to LEAP Innovations. Mr. Melamed is a published author of a number of books pertaining to markets and the history of CME Group. Mr. Melamed is a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Bryan Durkin

Mr. Bryan T. Durkin is President of CME Group Inc, effective December 31, 2016. He was Chief Operating Officer of CME Group Inc. He will take on a newly created role, designed to comprehensively serve and support our global client base by ensuring the development, delivery and maintenance of industry leading products, platforms and services. He will be responsible for ensuring the company delivers the best possible experience for customers to maximize customer satisfaction and retention, while reaching new and evolving markets with core and new product and service offerings to increase growth and profitability. Durkin will oversee the company's International Offices, Client Development and Sales, Business Development, Co-location and Technology Services, Information Products, Index Services, Marketing, Research and Product Development & GFX.

Charles Carey

Mr. Charles Peter Carey is Vice Chairman of the Board of CME Group Inc. Mr. Carey served as our Vice Chairman from 2007 to 2010 in connection with our merger with CBOT Holdings, Inc. Prior to our merger, Mr. Carey served as Chairman of CBOT since 2003, as Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2002, as First Vice Chairman during 1993 and 1994 and as a board member of CBOT from 1997 to 1999 and from 1990 to 1992. Mr. Carey is a principal in the firms of Henning & Carey Trading Co. and HC Technologies LLC (formerly known as Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading LLC). He has been a member of CBOT since 1978 and was a member of the MidAmerica Commodity Exchange from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Carey previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007. Mr. Carey serves as a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

John Pietrowhicz

Mr. John W. Pietrowhicz, CPA is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Previously, Mr. Pietrowicz served as our Senior Managing Director, Business Development and Corporate Finance since 2010. Mr. Pietrowicz joined us in 2003 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility, including Managing Director and Deputy Chief Financial Officer from 2009 to 2010 and Managing Director, Corporate Finance and Treasury from 2006 to 2009. In connection with our investments, Mr. Pietrowicz also serves as a director of Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, S.A.B. de C.V. and of S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC.

Sunil Cutinho

Mr. Sunil Cutinho is President of CME Clearing of the Company. He joined CME Group in 2002 and since then has held various positions of increasing responsibility within the organization and, most recently served as Managing Director, Deputy Head of CME Clearing from April 2014 through September 2014.

Kimberly Taylor

Ms. Kimberly S. Taylor has been served as President - Clearing and Post-Trade Services of the Company. She previously served as our President, Global Operations, Technology & Risk since September 2014, as President, CME Clearing since 2004, and as Managing Director, Risk Management in the Clearing House Division from 1998 to 2003. Ms. Taylor has held a variety of positions in the clearing house, including Vice President and Senior Director. She joined us in 1989.

Hilda Piell

Ms. Hilda Harris Piell is Senior Managing Director, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company. Previously she served as Managing Director and Senior Associate General Counsel, as Director and Associate General Counsel and as Associate Director and Assistant General Counsel since joining us in 2000.

Jack Tobin

Mr. Jack J. Tobin is Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. Mr. Tobin most recently served as our Managing Director, Corporate Finance since 2007. Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Mr. Tobin served as the Director, Corporate Finance for CBOT Holdings, Inc. and CBOT from 2002 to 2007. Prior to joining CBOT, Mr. Tobin served as a principal consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Tobin is a registered certified public accountant.

Kevin Kometer

Mr. Kevin Kometer is Senior Managing Director and Chief Information Officer of the Company. He previously served as Managing Director and Deputy Chief Information Officer from 2007 to 2008. Since joining the company most recently in 1998, he has held senior leadership positions in the Technology Division, including Managing Director, Trading Execution Systems and Director, Advanced Technology. Mr. Kometer was also with the company from 1994 to 1996.

Kathleen Cronin

Ms. Kathleen M. Cronin serves as Senior Managing Director, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Previously, she served as Corporate Secretary and Acting General Counsel from 2002 through 2003. Prior to joining us, Ms. Cronin was a corporate attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP from 1989 through 1995 and from 1997 through 2002. Ms. Cronin also serves as a director of Kemper Corporation.

Julie Holzrichter

Ms. Julie Holzrichter has been served as Senior Managing Director, Chief Operating of the Company. She previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Global Operations from 2007. Ms. Holzrichter rejoined us in 2006 as our Managing Director, CME Globex Services and Technology Integration. Ms. Holzrichter previously held positions of increasing responsibility in our organization from 1986 to 2003 in trading operations.

Derek Sammann

Mr. Derek Sammann is Senior Managing Director - Commodities and Options Products of the Company. He previously served as our Senior Managing Director, Financial Products and Services since 2009 and Global Head of Foreign Exchange Products since joining us in 2006. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sammann served as Managing Director, Global Head of FX Options and Structured Products at Calyon Corporate and Investment Bank in London from 1997 to 2006.

Sean Tully

Mr. Sean Tully serves as Senior Managing Director, Financial and OTC Products of CME Group Inc. He previously served as Senior Managing Director, Interest Rates and OTC Products since February 2014. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Interest Rate and OTC Products since October 2013 and as our Managing Director, Interest Products since joining us in 2011. Before joining the company, Mr. Tully most recently served as Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading at WestLB in London.

Julie Winkler

Ms. Julie Winkler is Chief Commercial Officer of CME Group Inc. She previously served as Senior Managing Director, Research and Product Development and Index Services of CME Group since 2014 and as Managing Director, Research and Product Development since 2007. Prior to our merger with CBOT Holdings, Ms. Winkler held positions of increasing responsibility for CBOT Holdings since 1996. Ms. Winkler also serves as a director of S&P/Dow Jones Indices LLC.

Daniel Glickman

Mr. Daniel R. Glickman is Lead Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Glickman has served as our Lead Director since August 2014. Mr. Glickman has served as Executive Director of the Aspen Institute’s Congressional Program since 2011 and as Vice President of the Aspen Institute since 2012. Mr. Glickman also has served as Senior Fellow for the Bipartisan Policy Center since 2010. From 2004 to 2010, Mr. Glickman served as Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. Mr. Glickman previously served as Director of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government from 2002 to 2004 and served as Senior Advisor in the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, from 2001 to 2004. He also served as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture from 1995 through 2001 and as a member of the U.S. Congress, representing a district in Kansas, from 1977 through 1995. Mr. Glickman serves as co-chair of the global agriculture and development initiative of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, as Chairman of the Board of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, established in the 2014 Farm Bill by Congress, and Chairman of the International Advisory Board of APCO Worldwide, a public relations firm based in Washington, DC. Mr. Glickman also serves on a number of non-profit advisory boards with a focus on agriculture and food supply.

Jeffrey Bernacchi

Mr. Jeffrey M. Bernacchi is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bernacchi, a CME, CBOT, and NYMEX member, is an active independent trader of our markets and has been President and owner of JMB Trading Corp. since 1980 and managing member of Celeritas Capital, LLC since 2008. He serves on our risk and audit committees. He has participated in numerous risk management educational programs and as a long time market participant has significant market risk management experience. Mr. Bernacchi is a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago’s Working Group on Financial Markets, PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association), and ISACA, formerly known as the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. Mr. Bernacchi is also a member of Hyde Park Angels, a leading Chicago-based angel investment group, and serves as an independent board member of Prism Analytical Technologies, a private company providing leading air testing technologies.

Timothy Bitsberger

Mr. Timothy S. Bitsberger is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Bitsberger has served as Managing Director and Portfolio Specialist on the Account Management Team at The TCW Group, where he is responsible for communicating investment strategies, performance and outlook to clients. Previously, he served as Managing Director, Official Institutions FIG Coverage Group of BNP PNA, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas, from December 2010 to November 2015, as a senior consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton from May 2010 to November 2010 and was with BancAccess Financial from December 2009 to April 2010. He also served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Freddie Mac from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Bitsberger also was with the U.S. Treasury Department from 2001 to 2005, serving first as their Deputy Assistant Secretary for federal finance and more recently as the Assistant Secretary for financial markets. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Assistant Secretary in 2004.

Dennis Chookaszian

Mr. Dennis H. Chookaszian is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman of the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council from 2007 to 2011. From 1999 until 2001, Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of mPower, Inc., a financial advice provider focused on the online management of 401(k) plans. Mr. Chookaszian served as Chairman and CEO of CNA Insurance Companies from 1992 to 1999. During his 27-year career with CNA, Mr. Chookaszian held several management positions at the business unit and corporate levels, including President and COO from 1990 to 1992 and CFO from 1975 to 1990. Mr. Chookaszian is a registered certified public accountant.

Ana Dutra

Ms. Ana Dutra is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Dutra has served as the President and CEO of The Executives’ Club of Chicago, a world-class senior executives organization focused on the development, innovation and networking of current and future business and community leaders, since September 2014. Ms. Dutra formerly served as CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, a global management consulting company, from 2013 to September 2014. Prior to that she was a Proxy Officer and CEO of Korn/Ferry Consulting from 2007 until 2013. Ms. Dutra serves as a director of Greeley and Hansen, Humantelligence, the International Women’s Forum, Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic Society, Governor State University and Academy for Urban School Leadership and is a member of the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Committee of 200 and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She previously served as a director of the Executives’ Club of Chicago.

Martin Gepsman

Mr. Martin J. Gepsman is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Gepsman served as Secretary of the board from 1998 to 2007. He has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. Mr. Gepsman has also been an independent broker and trader since 1985.

Larry Gerdes

Mr. Larry G. Gerdes is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Gerdes has served as CEO of Pursuant Health (formerly SoloHealth), a private health-care company in Atlanta since February 2014, as its Executive Chairman of the board since November 2013, as its Chairman since 2012 and as a board member since 2007. He also has served as a general partner of Sand Hill Financial Company, a venture capital partnership, since 1983. Mr. Gerdes is also a general partner of Gerdes Huff Investments. Mr. Gerdes formerly served as Chairman and CEO of Transcend Services, Inc., concluding with the sale of that company in April 2012, and as a director of Access Plans, Inc. from 2001 until its sale in June 2012. Mr. Gerdes is a major shareholder and President of Friesland Farms, LLC. Mr. Gerdes is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University and serves as trustee for Monmouth College. Mr. Gerdes previously served on the board of CBOT Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2007. in 2007.

Gedon Hertshten

Mr. Gedon Hertshten is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Hertshten started his career in the derivatives industry as an independent floor trader at the CBOT in 1978 and has been involved in the industry ever since. Following his successful trading career on various exchanges, he founded GH Financials Ltd. in 1993 in London, which operates two subsidiaries located in Chicago and Hong Kong. GH Financials is now a leading global provider of clearing and settlement services and is a clearing member of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX as well as other exchanges around the globe. Mr. Hertshten served on the board of directors of the LIFFE exchange in London from 1997 to 2005. In 2005, Mr. Hertshten founded the Hertshten Group, which is a growing global company with more than 600 employees involved in three areas: proprietary trading; commercial real estate investments, and insurance business. Today, Mr. Hertshten focuses on expanding the Hertshten Group’s global reach and developing new business ventures.

Patrick Maloney

Mr. Patrick W. Maloney is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Maloney has been a member of CME since 1985. Mr. Maloney has served as an independent floor broker in the Eurodollar option pit from 2007 to present. Mr. Maloney has served on numerous CME functional committees: pit committee 1997-1999, nominating committee 1995-1996, arbitration committee 1994-1995, booth space committee 1992-1996 and floor practices committee 1995-1997. Mr. Maloney currently serves on our political action committee.

Douglas Monieson

Mr. Douglas M. Monieson is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Monieson has been a member and active futures trader on CME for 25 years. He is a member of CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX. He serves on our political action and pit supervision committees. Mr. Monieson is a founding member of the NASDAQ 100 pit and served as the pit vice-chairman from 1997-2001. Mr. Monieson is an active fintech angel investor and Chairman Emeritus and board member of Hyde Park Angels, a leading Chicago-based angel investment group. Mr. Monieson has extensive board experience in nominating, compensation and audit and serves on the board of several venture backed companies. Through Hyde Park Angels, he has worked with CME Ventures, the CME Group Foundation and the Futures Industry Association to identify and showcase new and disruptive technology affecting our industry. Mr. Monieson serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Polksy Center for Entrepreneurship and on the Advisory Board of Top Step Trader, a Chicago based firm that is identifying new futures traders and bringing retail business to CME.

Ronald Pankau

Mr. Ronald A. Pankau is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pankau has been an independent trader since 1981. He serves as the treasurer and secretary of our political action committee. He also is a member of our finance, executive and risk committees. He has participated in numerous risk management educational programs and as a long time market participant has significant market risk management experience. Mr. Pankau also serves on our business conduct and pit supervision committees. He is the owner and CEO of JH Best and Sons, a steel fabricating plant.

Alex Pollock

Mr. Alex J. Pollock is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Pollock has served as the Distinguished Senior Fellow and Director of Financial Systems Studies at the R Street Institute in Washington, DC since January 2016. He previously served as Resident Fellow of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC from 2004 to January 2016 and as President and CEO of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago from 1991 through 2004. He was previously President and CEO of Community Federal Savings. Mr. Pollock serves on the non-profit board of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and on the board of the Great Books Foundation. Mr. Pollock served as our Lead Director from August 2012 through August 2014.

John Sandner

Mr. John F. Sandner is Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Sandner has been a member of CME for more than 40 years. He also served as our Special Policy Advisor from 1998 to 2005 and as Chairman of our board for 13 years. Previously, Mr. Sandner served as Chairman of E*Trade Futures, LLC from 2003 through 2013 and as President and CEO of RB&H Financial Services, L.P., a futures commission merchant and one of our former clearing firms, from 1985 to 2003. Mr. Sandner currently serves on the board of the National Futures Association and as a Vice Chairman of the CME Group Foundation.

Terry Savage

Ms. Terry L. Savage is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Ms. Savage is a nationally-syndicated financial columnist, author and President of Terry Savage Productions, Ltd., which provides speeches, columns and videos on personal finance for corporate and association meetings, publications and national television programs and networks. Ms. Savage is a registered investment advisor and commodity trading advisor. She was a member of CME from 1975 to 1980.

William Shepard

Mr. William R. Shepard is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Shepard has been a member of CME for more than 40 years. Previously he served as our Second Vice Chairman from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Shepard is founder and President of Shepard International, Inc., a futures commission merchant.

Howard Siegel

Mr. Howard J. Siegel is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Siegel has been a member of CME since 1977. In 1978, Mr. Siegel began his trading career at Moccatta Metals in their Class B arbitrage operations and served as an order filler until 1980. From there, he went on to fill orders and trade cattle from 1980 until 1982. At that time, Mr. Siegel became a partner and an officer in a futures commission merchant that cleared at CME until selling his ownership interest in 1990. For more than 30 years, Mr. Siegel has been an independent trader on our CME exchange. He continues to actively trade electronically in our agricultural product suite. Mr. Siegel is the secretary and treasurer of the CME Group Foundation. He also serves on our risk committee and co-chairs our clearing house risk committee.

Dennis Suskind

Mr. Dennis A. Suskind is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Suskind is a retired General Partner of Goldman Sachs & Co. He was an Executive Vice President at J. Aron and Company prior to its acquisition by Goldman in 1980. He joined J. Aron in 1961. During his tenure in trading, Mr. Suskind served as Vice Chairman of NYMEX, Vice Chairman of COMEX, a member of the board of the Futures Industry Association, a member of the board of International Precious Metals Institute, and a member of the boards of the Gold and Silver Institutes in Washington, DC. Mr. Suskind previously served on the board of NYMEX Holdings, Inc. until our merger in 2008.

David Wescott

Mr. David J. Wescott is an Independent Director of CME Group Inc. Mr. Wescott has been a member of CME for more than 30 years. He is a founder of TradeForecaster Global Markets, an algorithmic trading and technology company. He is also a founder and partner in Nirvana Technology Solutions, a hosting company for the trading community through data center co-location, technology consulting, and 24-hour technology support. He has served as President of The Wescott Group LTD since 1991 and Managing Partner of The Dowd/Wescott Group LTD since 2006. Mr. Wescott has served, chaired, vice chaired, or co-chaired on several board and functional committees at CME and served as a past member of the CFTC Regulatory Coordination Advisory Committee under former Chairwoman Wendy Gramm. Mr. Wescott also devotes significant time to individual business opportunities.

Elizabeth Cook

Ms. Elizabeth A. Cook is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Cook has been a member of CME since 1983. She is founder and sole owner of MiCat Group LLC, a trading firm specializing in option execution services with a focus on equities, FX and interest rates. During her 38-year career at CME, Ms. Cook has actively participated in our committees, including serving on the risk, arbitration (co-chair), floor conduct (co-chair), political action and business conduct committees. She also serves on the board of the CME gratuity fund and has served as a panel member on our board of appeals. As a long time market participant and through her ownership of three brokerage firms, she has significant market risk management experience. Ms. Cook also serves as president of Lucky Star LLC, a commercial property management company. She also volunteers for The ALS Association, Honor Flight Chicago and The Navy Seal Foundation.

William Hobert

Mr. William W. Hobert is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Hobert founded WH Trading, LLC, a proprietary options and futures trading firm, in 1998. WH Trading serves as a market maker and liquidity provider in numerous asset classes at CME in both its open outcry and electronically traded markets. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Hobert worked for Cooper-Neff and Associates as an FX options market maker on the floor of CME and in over-the-counter markets. In 1994, he founded Hobert Trading Inc. which is currently a member of WH Trading, LLC.