You can have a large broker-dealer with a $250,000 minimum net capital requirement
but they keep a total of $33 million of net capital on hand while a smaller broker-dealer with the same $250,000 requirement may have only $500,000 of net capital.
There would also be a limit on debt financing which is part of their net capital requirement
The rules also require CFTC registration of introducing brokers (IBs) and trading advisors, who need to maintain a minimum net capital requirement
or enter into a guarantee agreement with a Forex broker.
Clients seeking internal model approval under Solvency II must now demonstrate sufficient net capital requirements
at the one in 200 year net aggregate exceedance probability level.
Pickard: In sum, they went from an objective standard to a subjective standard of measuring net capital requirements
, and in the process, the restraints on incurring indebtedness and the restraints on incurring positions were significantly lessened.
Banks and brokerages that want to comply with net capital requirements
have to hold assets rated by NRSROs.
Securities firms incorporated in the United States that are broker-dealers registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and are in compliance with the SEC's net capital requirements