7A.06.2 Security Deposit

Past version: Effective from 08 Nov 2012 to 25 Apr 2013

7A.06.2.1 Upon being granted eligibility by the Clearing House to clear a relevant Contract Class, each Clearing Member wishing to clear that Contract Class shall deposit with the Clearing House as security for its obligations to the Clearing House ("Security Deposit") the following amounts:
A. for clearing Contracts which are listed for trading on the Exchange or any Relevant Market and/or Non-Relevant Market Contracts, the higher of:
a. S$1,000,000 or such lower amount as prescribed by the Clearing House time to time in its discretion; or
b. 3.0%, or such lower amount as prescribed by the Clearing House from time to time in its discretion, of the daily average of the risk margin of such Clearing Member during the preceding three month period;
B. for clearing OTCF Contracts, the higher of:
a. US$5 million; or
b. 3.0%, or such lower amount as prescribed by the Clearing House from time to time in its discretion, the daily average of the risk margin of such Clearing Member for such OTCF Contracts during the preceding three month period; or
C. for clearing (i) Contracts which are listed for trading on the Exchange or any Relevant Market and/or Non-Relevant Market Contracts, and (ii) OTCF Contracts, the sum of the amounts set out in Rule 7A.06.2.1.A AND 7A.06.2.1.B.
7A.06.2.2 The Security Deposit shall be in the following forms:
A. for clearing Contracts traded on the Exchange or any Relevant Market or Non-Relevant Market Contracts, cash, government securities or an irrevocable Letter of Credit in a form and from a bank acceptable to the Clearing House;
B. for clearing OTCF Contracts, cash or government securities; and
C. for clearing both (i) Contracts which are listed for trading on the Exchange or any Relevant Market and/or Non-Relevant Market Contracts, and (ii) OTCF Contracts, a combination of:
a. any of the forms of collateral set out in Rule 7A.06.2.2.A in respect of the Security Deposit amount required for clearing Contracts listed for trading on the Exchange or any Relevant Market and/or Non-Relevant Market Contracts; AND
b. any of the forms of collateral set out in Rule 7A.06.2.2.B in respect of the Security Deposit amount required for clearing OTCF Contracts, or any other securities acceptable to the Clearing House from time to time.
7A.06.2.3 Letters of Credit, government securities or any other security acceptable to the Clearing House shall not exceed a prescribed proportion of the Security Deposit, as the Clearing House may specify from time to time in its discretion.
7A.06.2.4 This deposit may be withdrawn when such Clearing Member ceases to be a Clearing Member if, in the opinion of the Clearing House, all Contracts and obligations of such Clearing Member with the Clearing House have been settled and all sums owing to the Clearing House have been paid.

Added on 7 August 20127 August 2012 and amended on 8 November 20128 November 2012.