A securities firm that engages in the business of brokering trades of foreign securities shall clearly stipulate the scope of rates for each of the various benefits it collects from its trading counterparties, including remuneration, fees, and discounts.
After receiving any of the benefits set out in the preceding paragraph, the securities firm shall notify the principal of the actual rate at which it was collected (when the securities have a maturity date, the notice shall include the annualized rate). When the securities firm carries out a brokered securities trade with a non-professional investor, the scope of the fee collection rates of the preceding paragraph shall be determined by the maturity date of the security, and may not exceed one-half of one percent of the total dollar amount of the given brokered securities transaction annually, with periods of less than 1 year calculated on a pro-rata basis. Where the Regulations Governing Securities Investment Trust Funds, the Regulations Governing the Offering of Securities Investment Trust Funds by Securities Investment Trust Enterprises, the Regulations Governing Offshore Funds, or the Regulations Governing Offshore Structured Products provide otherwise, however, those provisions shall govern.
The rate of the service charge and other charges for securities firms accepting orders to trade foreign securities shall be provided by the securities dealers association to the FSC for its approval.