Proposed Rule

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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS
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FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

SECTION 1. FUTURES COMMISSION MERCHANT FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS

(a) Each Member that is registered or required to be registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (hereinafter "CFTC") as a Futures Commission Merchant (hereinafter "Member FCM") must maintain "Adjusted Net Capital" (as defined in CFTC Regulation 1.17) equal to or in excess of the greatest of:

    (i) $500,000;

    (ii) For Member FCMs with less than $2,000,000 in Adjusted Net Capital, $6,000 for each remote location operated (i.e., proprietary branch offices, main office of each guaranteed IB and branch offices of each guaranteed IB);

    (iii) For Member FCMs with less than $2,000,000 in Adjusted Net Capital, $3,000 for each AP sponsored (including APs sponsored by guaranteed IBs);

    (iv) For securities brokers and dealers, the amount of net capital specified in Rule 15c3-1(a) of the Regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (17 CFR 240.15c3-1(a));

    (v) Eight (8) percent of domestic and foreign domiciled customer and four (4) percent of non-customer (excluding proprietary) risk maintenance margin/performance bond requirements for all domestic and foreign futures and options on futures contracts excluding the risk margin associated with naked long options positions;

    (vi) For Member FCMs with an affiliate described in section 2(c)(2)(B)(ii)(III) of the Act that engages in off-exchange forex transactions with retail customers (as those terms are defined in Compliance Rule 2-36(h)(ii) and Compliance Rule 2-36(i)) and that is authorized to engage in those transactions solely by virtue of its affiliation with a registered FCM, $7,500,000; or

    (vii) For Member FCMs that are counterparties to off-exchange forex options transactions with retail customers (as those terms are defined in Compliance Rule 2-36(h)(ii) and Compliance Rule 2-36(i)), $5,000,000.

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