Frequent Trader Program

Frequent Trader Program ("FT")

Frequent Trader is a new, voluntary incentive program for trading activity in certain CBOE® proprietary products that will be available to non-Trading Permit Holder, non-broker/dealer customers ("C" origin code), professional customers and voluntary professionals ("W" origin code) (collectively "customers"). Rebates will be given on CBOE customer transaction fees based on the activity of each individual customer.

Frequent Trader Program Quick Reference Guide

Available to non-Trading Permit Holder, non-broker/dealer (i.e. customer) users such as:
  • Asset Managers
  • Corporate Treasuries
  • ETF/ETN Providers
  • Family Offices
  • Hedge Funds
  • Individuals
  • Insurance Companies
  • Mutual Funds
  • Pensions
  • Proprietary Trading Firms
  • Rebates will apply for trading activity in RUT, VIX®, SPX, SPXW and SPXpmSM options
  • Customers obtain a unique identification number ("FTID") which can be appended to orders delivered to CBOE during both Regular Trading Hours and Extended Trading Hours.
  • Volume associated with each FTID will be aggregated to qualify for partial rebates of CBOE customer transaction fees.
  • Each customer will be responsible for ensuring their FTID is appended to their orders.

Rebate Table:

  VIX Options SPX / SPXW / SPXpm Options RUT Options
Tier Monthly Contracts Traded Fee Rebate Monthly Contracts Traded Fee Rebate Monthly Contracts Traded Fee Rebate
1 5,000 - 9,999 5% 12,000 - 19,999 5% 4,000 - 7,999 5%
2 10,000 - 19,999 10% 20,000 - 49,999 10% 8,000 - 14,999 10%
3 20,000 and above 15% 50,000 and above 15% 15,000 and above 15%

Please visit https://www.cboe.com/FTID/registration.aspx to register.

2. How does a customer enter their FTID on an order?

The customer will need to provide the FTID to the executing agent who will then append the ID to both the customer's manual and electronic orders.
3. Will there be a way for customers to track their activity?

FTID owners will receive a daily statement via email including contracts traded and total estimated fees with potential rebate. There will also be an option to request customized reports through our web site at https://www.cboe.org/tphreports/default.aspx
4. How will a customer receive their rebate?

The FTID owner may request payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). Payment instructions can be submitted using the link provided on the customer's daily statement.
5. Will the FTID be visible or available to the marketplace or trading counterparties?

No, the FTID will be recorded only on the Exchange's internal order tracking system and will not be disclosed or otherwise discoverable by any other party. Additionally, CBOE will not disclose the list or details of customers having a FTID to any party, and there will be no public record of FTID owners. Any personal information provided to the Exchange in connection with the Frequent Trader Incentive Plan will be handled in a manner consistent with Frequent Trader Incentive Plan Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be accessed through the Frequent Trader Incentive Plan website https://www.cboe.com/ftid/registration.aspx.

Options involve risks and are not suitable for all investors. Prior to buying or selling an option, an investor must receive a copy of Characteristics and Risks of Standardized Options. Copies are available from your broker or from The Options Clearing Corporation at www.theocc.com. The information in this document is provided solely for general information purposes. No statement within this document should be construed as a recommendation to buy or sell a security or to provide investment advice. CBOE, Chicago Board Options Exchange and VIX are registered trademarks of Chicago Board Options Exchange, Incorporated (CBOE).

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