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(A) 120 percent of the minimum dollar amount required by paragraphs (a)(1)(i)(A) or (a)(1)(ii)(A) of this section;

(B) For a futures commission merchant or applicant therefor, six (6) percent of the following amount: the customer funds required to be segregated pursuant to the Act and these regulations less the market value of commodity options purchased by option customers or subject to the rules of a contract market:. Provided, however, That the deduction for each option customer shall be limited to the amount of customer funds in such option customer's account; or

(C) For an ar ant or registrant which is also a securities broker or dealer, the amount of net capital specified in Rule 15c3-1d(c)(2) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (17 CFR 240.1503-10(c)(2)).

(iii) Certain legends. If all the provisions of a satisfactory subordination agreement do not appear in a single instrument, then the debenture or other evidence of indebtedness shall bear on its face an appropriate legend stating that it is issued subject to the provisions of a satisfactory subordination agreement which shall be adequately referred to and incorporated by reference.

(iv) Legal title to securities. All securities pledged as collateral to secure a secured demand note must be in bearer form, or registered in the name of the applicant or registrant or the name of its nominee or custodian.

(v) Temporary subordinations. To enable an applicant or registrant to participate as an underwriter of securities or undertake other extraordinary activities and remain in compliance with the adjusted net capital requirements of this section, an applicant or registrant shall be permitted, on no more than three occasions in any 12-month period, to enter into a subordination agreement on a temporary basis which has a stated term of no more than 45 days from the date the subordination agreement became effective: Provided, That this temporary relief shall not apply to any applicant or registrant if the adjusted net capital of the applicant or registrant is less than the greatest of: (A)

120 percent of the appropriate minimum amount required by paragraphs (a)(1)(i)(A) or (a)(1)(ii)(A) of this section; (B) for a futures commission merchant or applicant therefor, 7 percent of the following amount: The customer funds required to be segregated pursuant to the Act and these regulations less the market value of commodity options purchased by option customers on or subject to the rules of a contract market: Provided, however, The deduction for each option customer shall be limited to the amount of customer funds in such option customer's account; (C) for an applicant or registrant which is also a securities broker or dealer, the amount of net capital specified in Rule 15031d(c)(5)(i) of the Securities and Exchange Commission (17 CFR 240.15c3id(c)(5)(i)); or (D) the amount of equity capital as defined in paragraph (d) of this section is less than the limits specified in paragraph (d) of this section. Such temporary subordination agreement shall be subject to all the other provisions of this section.

(vi) Filing. An applicant shall file a signed copy of any proposed subordination agreement (including nonconforming subordination agreements) with the National Futures Association at least ten days prior to the proposed effective date of the agreement or at such other time as the National Futures Association for good cause shall accept such filing, and a signed copy shall also be filed simultaneously with the regional office of the Commission nearest the principal place of business of the applicant (except that an applicant under the jurisdiction of the Commission's Western Regional Office shall file such a signed copy with the Commission's Southwestern Regional Office). A registrant shall file two signed copies of any proposed subordination agreement (including nonconforming subordination agreements) with the Commission at the Office of the Chief Accountant, Division of Trading and Markets, in Washington, D.C. at least ten days prior to the proposed effective date of the agreement or at such other time as the Commission for good cause shall accept such filing. Copies of the proposed agreement shall be filed in such quantities and at such time as the designated self-regulatory organization may require with the designated self-regulatory organization, if any, of which the registrant is a member. The applicant or registrant shall also file with said parties a statement setting forth the name and address of the lender, the business relationship of the lender to the applicant or registrant and whether the applicant or registrant carried funds or securities for the lender at or about the time the proposed agreement was so filed. A proposed agreement filed by an applicant with the National Futures Association shall be examined at the National Futures Association, and no such agreement shall be a satisfactory subordination agreement for the purposes of this section unless and until the National Futures Association has found the agreement acceptable and such agreement has become effective in the form found acceptable. A proposed agreement filed by a registrant shall be examined at the designated self-regulatory organization with whom such an agreement is required to be filed prior to its becoming effective or, if the registrant is not a member of any designated selfregulatory organization, at the Commission. No proposed agreement shall be a satisfactory subordination agreement for the purposes of this section unless and until the designated selfregulatory organization or the Commission has found the agreement acceptable and such agreement has become effective in the form found acceptable.

(vii) Subordination agreements in effect prior to adoption. Any subordination agreement which has been entered into prior to the effective date of this section and which has been deemed to be satisfactorily subordinated pursuant to this section previously in effect or the adjusted net capital rules of a self-regulatory organization shall continue to be deemed a satisfactory subordination agreement until the maturity of such agreement. Provided, That no renewal of an agreement which provides for automatic or optional renewal by the applicant or registrant or lender shall be deemed to be a satisfactory subordination agreement unless such renewal agreement

meets the requirements of this section, within 6 months of the effective date of this section. Provided further, That all subordination agreements must meet the requirements of this rule within 5 years of the effective date of this section.

(4) A designated self-regulatory organization and the Commission may allow debt with a maturity date of 1 year or more to be treated as meeting the provisions of this paragraph (h): Provided, (i) Such exemption shall only be given when the registrant's adjusted net capital is less than the minimum required by this section or by the capital rule of the designated selfregulatory organization to which such registrant is subject;

(ii) That such debt did not exist prior to its use under this paragraph (h)(4);

(iii) Such exemption shall be for a period of 30 days or such lesser period as the designated self-regulatory organization and the Commission may determine;

(iv) Such exemption shall not be allowed more than once in any 12 month period; and

(v) At all times during such exemption the registrant shall make a good faith effort to comply with the provisions of this section or the capital rule of the designated self-regulatory organization to which such registrant is subject exclusive of any benefits derived from this paragraph (h)(4).

(i) (Reserved)

(j) For the purposes of this section "cover" is defined as follows:

(1) General definition. Cover shall mean transactions or positions in a contract for future delivery on a board of trade or a commodity option where such transactions or positions normal. ly represent a substitute for transactions to be made or positions to be taken at a later time in a physical marketing channel, and where they are economically appropriate to the reduction of risks in the conduct and management of a commercial enter. prise, and where they arise from:

(i) The potential change in the value of assets which a person owns, produces, manufactures, processes, merchandises or anticipates owning,

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producing, manufacturing, processing, or merchandising.

(ii) The potential change in the value of liabilities which a person owes or anticipates incurring, or

(iii) The potential change in the value of services which a person provides, purchases or anticipates providing or purchasing. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no transactions or positions shall be classified as cover for the purposes of this section unless their purpose is to offset price risks incidental to commercial cash or spot operations and such positions are established and liquidated in accordance with sound commercial practices and unless the provisions of paragraphs (j) (2) and (3) of this section have been satisfied.

(2) Enumerated cover transactions. The definition of covered transactions and positions in paragraph (j)(1) of this section includes, but is not limited to, the following specific transactions and positions:

(i) Ownership or fixed-price purchase of any commodity which does not exceed in quantity (A) the sales of the same commodity for future delivery on a board of trade or (B) the purchase of a put commodity option of the same commodity for which the market value for the actual commodity or futures contract which is the subject of the option is less than the strike price of the option or (C) the ownership of a commodity option position established by the sale (grant) of a call commodity option of the same commodity for which the market value for the actual commodity or futures contract which is the subject of the option is more than the strike price of the option: Provided, That for purposes of paragraph (c)(5)(x) of this section the market value for the actual commodity or futures contract which is the subject of such option need not be more than the strike price of that option;

(ii) Fixed-price sale of any commodity which does not exceed in quantity (A) the purchase of the same commodity for future delivery on a board of trade or (B) the purchase of a call commodity option of the same commodity for which the market value for the actual commodity or futures con

tract which is the subject of such option is more than the strike price of the option or (C) ownership of a commodity option position established by the sale (grant) of a put commodity option of the same commodity for which the market value for the actual commodity or futures comtract which is the subject of the option is less than the strike price of the option: Provided, That for purposes of paragraph (c)(5)(x) of this section the market value for the actual commodity or futures contract which is the subject of such option need not be less than the strike price of that option; and

(iii) Ownership or fixed-price contracts of a commodity described in paragraphs (j)(2)(i) and (j)(2)(ii) of this section may also be covered other than by the same quantity of the same cash commodity, provided that the fluctuations in value of the position for future delivery or commodity option are substantially related to the fluctuations in value of the actual cash position.

(3) Nonenumerated cases. Upon specific request, the Commission may recognize transactions and positions other than those enumerated in paragraph (j)(2) of this section as cover in amounts and under the terms and conditions as it may specify. Any applicant or registrant who wishes to avail itself of the provisions of this paragraph (j)(3) must apply to the Commission in writing at its principal office in Washington, D.C. giving full details of the transaction including detailed information which will demonstrate that the transaction is economically appropriate to the reduction of risk exposure attendant to the conduct and management of a commercial enterprise. (Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 30380024) (7 U.S.C. 60, 60, 6f, 6g, 7a, 12a, 19 and 21; secs. 2(a)(1), 40, 4d, 4e, 48, 4k, 4m, 4n, 4p, 8, 8a and 19 of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 2 and 4, 60, 60, 6e, 6f, 6k, 6m, 6n, 6p, 12, 12a and 23 (1982)); 5 U.S.C. 552 and 552b) (43 FR 39972, Sept. 8, 1978, as amended at 45 FR 79422, Dec. 1, 1980; 46 FR 54516, Nov. 3, 1981; 46 FR 55925, Nov. 13, 1981; 46 FR 63035, Dec. 30, 1981; 47 FR 22354, May 24, 1982; 47 FR 41516, Sept. 21, 1982; 47 FR 57007, Dec. 22, 1982; 48 FR 786, Jan. 7, 1983; 48 FR 35285, Aug. 3, 1983; 49 FR 39527, Oct. 9, 1984)

$ 1.18 Records for and relating to finan

cial reporting and monthly computation by futures commission merchants

and introducing brokers. (a) No person shall be registered as a futures commission merchant or as an introducing broker under the Act unless, commencing on the date his application for such registration is filed, he prepares and keeps current ledgers or other similar records which show or summarize, with appropriate references to supporting documents, each transaction affecting his asset, liability, income, expense and capital accounts, and in which (except as otherwise permitted in writing by the Commission) all his asset, liability and capital accounts are classified into either the account classification subdivisions specified on Form 1-FR or, if such person is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a securities broker or dealer and he files (in accordance with $ 1.10(h)) a copy of his Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Part II or Part IIA, in lieu of Form 1-FR, the account classification subdivisions specified on such Report, or, if such person is an introducing broker or applicant for registration as an introducing broker and is also a country elevator and he files a financial report in accordance with § 1.10(i), the account classification subdivisions specified on such report, or categories that are in accord with generally accepted accounting principles. Each person so registered shall prepare and keep current such records.

(b) Each applicant or registrant must make and keep as a record in accordance with $ 1.31 formal computations of its adjusted net capital and of its minimum financial requirements pursuant to § 1.17 or the requirements of the designated self-regulatory organization to which it is subject as of the close of business each month. An applicant or registrant which is also registered as a securities broker or dealer with the Securities and Exchange Commission may meet the computa

tion requirements of this paragraph (b) by completing the Statement of Fi. nancial and Operational Combined Uniform Single Report under the Se. curities Exchange Act of 1934, Part II or Part IIA. An introducing broker or applicant for registration as an introducing broker which is also a country elevator may meet the computation requirements of this paragraph (b) by means of a monthly financial report completed in accordance with $ 1.10(i). : Such computations must be completed and made available for inspection by any representative of the National Fu || tures Association, in the case of an ap. plicant, or of the Commission or desig. nated self-regulatory organization, if any, in the case of a registrant, within 30 days after the date for which the computations are made, commencing the first month end after the date the application for registration is filed. i

(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to an introducing broker which is operating pursuant to a guarantee agreement, nor do such provi ! sions apply to an applicant for registration as an introducing broker who files concurrently with such application a guarantee agreement, provided such introducing broker or applicant therefor is not also a securities broker or dealer.

(Secs. 2(a)(1), 40, 4d, 4e, 4f, 4k, 4m, 4n, 4p, 8, 8a and 19 of the Commodity Exchange Act (7 U.S.C. 2 and 4, 60, 60, 6e, 6f, 6k, 6m, 6n, 6p, 12, 12a and 23 (1982)); 5 U.S.C. 552 and 552b) (48 FR 35288, Aug. 3, 1983, as amended at 49 FR 39530, Oct. 9, 1984)

PROHIBITED TRADING IN COMMODITY

OPTIONS

$ 1.19 Prohibited trading in certain op

tions. No futures commission or merchant or introducing broker may make, un derwrite, issue, or otherwise assume any financial responsibility for the ful. fillment of, any commodity option except for commodity options traded on or subject to the rules of a contract market in accordance with the requirements of Part 33 of this chapter. (48 FR 35289, Aug. 3, 1983)

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8 1.20 Customer funds to be segregated

and separately accounted for. (a) All customer funds shall be separately accounted for and segregated as belonging to commodity or option customers. Such customer funds when deposited with any bank, trust company, clearing organization or another futures commission merchant shall be deposited under an account which clearly identifies them as such and shows that they are segregated as required by the Act and these regulations. Each registrant shall obtain and retain in his files for the period provided in $ 1.31 an acknowledgment from such bank, trust company, clearing organization, or futures commission merchant, that it was informed that the customer funds deposited therein are those of commodity or option customers and are being held in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these regulations. Under no circumstances shall any portion of customer funds be obligated to a clearing organization, any member of a contract market, a futures commission merchant, or any depository except to purchase, margin, guarantee, secure, transfer, adjust or settle trades, contracts or commodity option transactions of commodity or option customers. No person, including any clearing organization or any depository, that has received customer funds for deposit in a segregated account, as provided in this section, may hold, dispose of, or use any such funds as belonging to any person other than the option or commodity customer of the futures commission merchant which deposited such funds.

(b) All customer funds received by a clearing organization from a member of the clearing organization to purchase, margin, guarantee, secure settle the tra contracts or commodity options of the clearing member's commodity or option customers and all money accruing to such commodity or option customers as the result of trades, contracts or commodity options so carried shall be separately accounted for and segregated as belonging to such commodity or option

customers, and a clearing organization shall not hold, use or dispose of such customer funds except as belonging to such commodity or option customers. Such customer funds when deposited in a bank or trust company shall be deposited under account name which clearly shows that they are the customer funds of the commodity or option customers of clearing members, segregated as required by the Act and these regulations. The clearing organization shall obtain and retain in its files for the period provided by $ 1.31 an acknowledgment from such bank or trust company that it was informed that the customer funds deposited therein are those of commodity or option customers of its clearing members and are being held in accordance with the provisions of the Act and these regulations.

(c) Each futures commission merchant shall treat and deal with the customer funds of an option customer as belonging to such option customer. All customer funds shall be separately accounted for, and shall not be commingled with the money, securities or property of a futures commission merchant or of any other person, or be used to secure or guarantee the trades, contracts or commodity options, or to secure or extend the credit, of any person other than the one for whom the same are held: Provided, however, That customer funds treated as belonging to the commodity or option customers of a futures commission merchant may for convenience be commingled and deposited in the same account or accounts with any bank or trust company, with another person registered as a futures commission merchant, or with a clearing organization, and that such share thereof as in the normal course of business is necessary to purchase, margin, guarantee, secure, transfer, adjust, or settle the trades, contracts or commodity options of such commodity or option customers or resulting market positions, with the clearing organization or with any other person registered as a futures commission merchant, may be withdrawn and applied to such purposes, including the payment of premiums to option grantors, commissions, brokerage, interest, taxes, storage and

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