Registration Fee for Remote Member Set at 1 Million Yen

10.20.2009

-- Keeping Low Entry Costs for Remote Members to Promote Liquidity

Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc. (“TOCOM” or the “Exchange”) today announced the newly set registration fee and membership dues, which constitute the entry cost for its Remote Members. A Remote Member doesn’t need to have an entity in Japan and has direct access to the Exchange (i.e: trading without having to go through a broker). TOCOM introduced remote membership on October 8, 2009.

The entry cost for Remote Members are set as follows:

*Market division: Precious Metals, Aluminum, Rubber or Oil

The registration fee for Remote Members is equivalent to 10 percent of the fee charged for regular memberships (please refer to the below chart). TOCOM intends to increase liquidity in its markets by keeping the entry cost for Remote Members low. A similar type of treatment has been given to Remote Members at other exchanges in Japan.

Following the opening of its membership to proprietary trading firms earlier this month, TOCOM is developing this remote membership program as part of its efforts to attract new types of market participants.

 
[ Entry Cost for Members]

Registration Fee

Membership Dues

Broker Member

10 million yen per market division (maximum amount: 25 million yen)

(For Aluminum market, 5 million yen)

60,000 yen per month per market division

Trade Member

50,000 yen per month per market division

Remote Member

1 million yen per market division (maximum amount: 2.5 million yen)

50,000 yen per month per market division

Affiliate Member

1 million yen per market division

10,000 yen per month per market division

 

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