||Taiwan Stock Exchange Corporation Rules Governing Trading of Beneficial Certificates(2018.10.23)
A securities firm that signs relevant agreements under paragraph 1, 2 or 3 with a SITE, futures trust enterprise, or offshore fund institution is referred to as a participating dealer. A participating dealer shall meet the following conditions and pass the review of the TWSE before being issued a written approval:
A securities firm shall enter into a participation agreement with the SITE, offshore fund institution or futures trust enterprise within one year of said firm's procurement of the written approval of the TWSE, to become a participating dealer. A domestic securities firm having established a service agreement with an affiliate of a participating dealer of offshore ETF beneficial certificates in the same enterprise group and handling the relevant matters is also deemed a participating dealer of offshore ETF beneficial certificates.
- The capital adequacy ratio of the securities firm has remained over 150% for the last six months, save in the event of a financial institution acting concurrently as a securities firm, in which case the capital adequacy ratio is governed by the relevant provision of Article 44 of the Banking Act; provided, however, the above does not apply to a Taiwanese branch of a foreign securities firm where the head office of the home country has calculated its own capital adequacy ratio according to the local laws and regulations, with the operating risk of the Taiwanese branch included in the calculation, and the criteria are met, and the Financial Supervisory Commission has granted exemption from the capital adequacy ratio requirements that are applicable to Taiwanese securities firms.
- A long-term credit rating of a specific level or higher from a credit rating agency shall be obtained: Taiwan Ratings Corporation twBB- or above, Moody's Investors Service, Inc. Ba3 or above, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services BB- or above, or Fitch Ratings Ltd. BB- or above, or Fitch Ratings Limited, Taiwan Branch BB-(twn) or above. In the event of a financial institution acting concurrently as a securities firm, the credit rating of the financial institution may apply. In the event of a Taiwanese branch of a foreign securities firm, the credit rating of the group's financial holding company may apply.
A securities firm which acts as a participating dealer with the TWSE's permission or which has obtained the permission but has not signed the agreement shall desist from acting as a participating dealer if it has failed to comply with paragraph 1, subparagraph 1 for two consecutive months, and may not be reinstated until it has fulfilled the requirement governing the capital adequacy ratio or percentage accounted for by adjusted net capital in the total amount of customer margins required for the open positions of futures traders for three consecutive months and procured the approval of the TWSE.