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Apr 1 2014 onwards

Regulatory Notice 2.5.2(b1) — Computation of Net Liquid Capital for Trading Members Referred to in Rule 2.4.1(b)

Issue Date Cross Reference Enquiries
Issued on 1 April 2014 Rule 2.5.2(b1) Please contact Member Supervision:—

Facsimile No : 6538 8273

1. Introduction

1.1 Rule 2.5.2(b1) states that a Trading Member that holds a licence specified in Rule 2.4.1(b) must at all times maintain Net Liquid Capital of not less than $1 million.
1.2 This Regulatory Notice sets out the computation methodology of Net Liquid Capital for a Trading Member that holds a licence specified in Rule 2.4.1(b).

2. Net Liquid Capital

2.1 A Trading Member that holds a licence specified in Rule 2.4.1(b) shall compute its Net Liquid Capital as follows:

COMPUTATION OF NET LIQUID CAPITAL

Shareholders' Funds1 ____________
Less:  
(a) Illiquid assets2 ____________
(b) Pre-paid expenses3 ____________
(c) Deposits4 ____________
(d) Deferred tax assets ____________
(e) Investments in unquoted securities ____________
(f) Deficits in clients' accounts less any provisions for bad and doubtful debts5 ____________
(g) Charged assets6 ____________
(h) Excess of book value of securities carried in own account over market value ____________
(i) Current assets doubtful of collection less any provisions already made ____________
(j) Diminution in the value of securities underwritten ____________
(k) Unsecured loans and unsecured advances included as current assets ____________
(l) Unsecured amounts due from each director and his connected person ____________
(m) Unsecured amounts due from related companies ____________
   
NET LIQUID CAPITAL ____________

3. Submission of Financial Statements and Other Information to the Exchange

3.1. A Trading Member that holds a licence specified in Rule 2.4.1(b) shall submit financial returns in the form as set out in paragraph 2.1.

Added on 1 April 2014.


1 Shareholders' funds means the sum of the ordinary paid-up capital, non-redeemable preference share capital and reserves after deduction of any debit balance appearing in the profit and loss account of the Trading Member.

2 These are assets considered not readily convertible into cash within 30 days which includes intangible assets (goodwill); fixed assets (furniture, fixtures, and building etc.

3 These include items such as rent and insurance.

4 Deposits exclude items such as:—

i. a current account balance, saving account deposit or fixed deposit, including accrued interest, with:
(a) a bank licensed under the Banking Act (Cap. 19);
(b) a merchant bank approved as a financial institution under the Monetary Authority of Singapore Act (Cap. 186);
(c) a finance company licensed under the Finance Companies Act (Cap.108); or
(d) a bank outside Singapore which is subject is approved, licensed, registered or otherwise regulated by a banking regulatory authority in a foreign jurisdiction to carry on banking business; or
ii. a deposit with any of the following:
(a) an approved exchange;
(b) a recognised exchange;
(c) a designated clearing house;
(d) a clearing facility appointed by a recognized exchange; or
(e) an entity which is a member of any entity referred to in sub-paragraphs (a) to (d);

where a recognised exchange means an overseas exchange regulated by a financial service regulatory authority of a country or territory specified under Group A in in Table 4 of the Fourth Schedule of the SFR (Financial and Margin Requirements).

5 Deficits in clients' accounts means—

iii. For a purchase contract which remains fully or partially unpaid, the excess of the amount owed by the client over the market value of the underlying securities of which the client had failed to take delivery after the due date and of any additional securities lodged by the client with the Trading Member as collateral;
iv. For a sale contract where the securities is yet to be delivered, the excess of the current market value of the underlying securities sold and any additional securities lodged by the client with the Trading Member as collateral, over the contract value of the sale contract;
v. Where any purchase or sale contract has been offset by a contra transaction on or before the due date, the amount of loss, if any, on the date on which the contra transaction takes effect;
vi. Where any purchase or sale contract has been offset by a forced-sale or buying-in transaction after the due date, the amount of loss, if any, arising from the forced-sale or buying-in transaction on the date on which the transaction takes effect;
vii. In relation to each client's margin account, the amount of margin deficiency determined in accordance with the maintenance margin requirement provided in the Trading Member's agreement with the client; and
viii. In relation to interest and other receivables arising from securities transactions, the amount which is not secured and which is outstanding for more than 14 calendar days.

6 Charged assets refer to assets which are subject to a charge under which a third party has a right of retention or sale of the assets upon default of the Trading Member.