SEC Form 1853 Form Ca-1, Application for Registration or for Exemption From Registration as a Clearing Agency and for Amendment to Registration Pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ('"the Act'")

SEC form 1853 is a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission form also known as the "Form Ca-1 - Application For Registration Or For Exemption From Registration As A Clearing Agency And For Amendment To Registration Pursuant To The Securities Exchange Act Of 1934 ('"the Act'")". The latest edition of the form was released in February 1, 2009 and is available for digital filing.

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM CA-1
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OR FOR EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION
AS A CLEARING AGENCY AND FOR AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION
PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (“the Act”)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF FORM CA-1
I.
General Instructions for Preparing and Filing Form CA-1
l.
Form CA-1 is to be used by clearing agencies, as defined in Section 3(a)(23) of the Act, which perform the functions of a clearing
agency with respect to any security other than an exempted security, as defined in Section 3(a)(l2) of the Act, to apply for
registration or for exemption from registration or to amend registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
“Commission”). As used hereinafter, the term “Form CA-1” includes the form and any required schedules, exhibits or
attachments thereto.
2. Clearing agencies are required to file four completed copies of Form CA-1 with the Commission, 100 F Street, N.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, with respect to a clearing agency for which the Commission is not the appropriate
regulatory agency, as defined in Section 3(a)(34)(B) of the Act, Section 17(c)(1) of the Act requires such clearing agency to
file with the appropriate regulatory agency for such clearing agency a signed copy of any application, document or report filed
with the Commission. Each clearing agency should retain an exact copy of Form CA-1 for the clearing agency’s records.
3. The date on which a Form CA-1 is received by the Commission shall be the date of filing thereof if all the requirements with
respect to filing have been complied with. A Form CA-1 which is not prepared and executed in compliance with applicable
requirements may be returned as not acceptable for filing. However, acceptance of Form CA-1 shall not constitute a finding
that it has been filed as required or that the information submitted is true, current or complete.
4. Copies of Form CA-1 and the schedules, exhibits and attachments thereto may be duplicated and are acceptable for filing
provided an original, manual signature is affixed to the execution section of each copy. Form CA-1 and the schedules, exhibits
and attachments thereto may be duplicated by any method producing legible copies, of type size identical to that in the Form,
on good quality, unglazed, white paper.
5. If Form CA-1 is filed by a corporation, it shall be signed in the name of the corporation by a principal officer duly authorized;
if it is filed other than by a corporation it shall be signed by a duly authorized principal of the organization filing the Form. As
used in this Form, principal officer means the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, comptroller or any other person
performing a similar function.
6. If the space provided for the answers to items 1-9 of Form CA-1 is insufficient, the complete answer shall be prepared on
Schedule A, which shall be attached to the Form.
7. Individuals’ names, except for executing signatures, shall be given in full wherever required (last name, first name, middle
name). The full middle name is required. Initials are not acceptable unless the individual legally has only an initial.
8. Unless the context otherwise requires, “registrant” means the entity on whose behalf Form CA-1 is filed, whether filed as a
registration, as an application for exemption from registration or as an amendment to a previously filed Form CA-1.
9. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the terms used in Form CA-1 have the meanings given in the Act.
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM CA-1
APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION OR FOR EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION
AS A CLEARING AGENCY AND FOR AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION
PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 (“the Act”)
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE OF FORM CA-1
I.
General Instructions for Preparing and Filing Form CA-1
l.
Form CA-1 is to be used by clearing agencies, as defined in Section 3(a)(23) of the Act, which perform the functions of a clearing
agency with respect to any security other than an exempted security, as defined in Section 3(a)(l2) of the Act, to apply for
registration or for exemption from registration or to amend registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the
“Commission”). As used hereinafter, the term “Form CA-1” includes the form and any required schedules, exhibits or
attachments thereto.
2. Clearing agencies are required to file four completed copies of Form CA-1 with the Commission, 100 F Street, N.E.,
Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, with respect to a clearing agency for which the Commission is not the appropriate
regulatory agency, as defined in Section 3(a)(34)(B) of the Act, Section 17(c)(1) of the Act requires such clearing agency to
file with the appropriate regulatory agency for such clearing agency a signed copy of any application, document or report filed
with the Commission. Each clearing agency should retain an exact copy of Form CA-1 for the clearing agency’s records.
3. The date on which a Form CA-1 is received by the Commission shall be the date of filing thereof if all the requirements with
respect to filing have been complied with. A Form CA-1 which is not prepared and executed in compliance with applicable
requirements may be returned as not acceptable for filing. However, acceptance of Form CA-1 shall not constitute a finding
that it has been filed as required or that the information submitted is true, current or complete.
4. Copies of Form CA-1 and the schedules, exhibits and attachments thereto may be duplicated and are acceptable for filing
provided an original, manual signature is affixed to the execution section of each copy. Form CA-1 and the schedules, exhibits
and attachments thereto may be duplicated by any method producing legible copies, of type size identical to that in the Form,
on good quality, unglazed, white paper.
5. If Form CA-1 is filed by a corporation, it shall be signed in the name of the corporation by a principal officer duly authorized;
if it is filed other than by a corporation it shall be signed by a duly authorized principal of the organization filing the Form. As
used in this Form, principal officer means the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, comptroller or any other person
performing a similar function.
6. If the space provided for the answers to items 1-9 of Form CA-1 is insufficient, the complete answer shall be prepared on
Schedule A, which shall be attached to the Form.
7. Individuals’ names, except for executing signatures, shall be given in full wherever required (last name, first name, middle
name). The full middle name is required. Initials are not acceptable unless the individual legally has only an initial.
8. Unless the context otherwise requires, “registrant” means the entity on whose behalf Form CA-1 is filed, whether filed as a
registration, as an application for exemption from registration or as an amendment to a previously filed Form CA-1.
9. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the terms used in Form CA-1 have the meanings given in the Act.
Persons who respond to the collection of information contained
in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays
SEC1853 (2-09)
a currently valid OMB control number.
II. Instructions Relating to Filing Form CA-1 as a Registration Form or an Application for Exemption From Registration
10. If Form CA-1 is being filed as a registration form or an application for exemption from registration, all applicable items are
required to be answered in full. If any item is not applicable, respond with “none” or “N/A” (not applicable), as appropriate.
11. If Form CA-1 is being filed as an application for exemption from registration, it must be accompanied by a statement
demonstrating why the granting of an exemption from registration as a clearing agency would be consistent with the public
interest, the protection of investors and the purposes of Section 17A of the Act.
III. Instructions Relating to Filing Form CA-1 as an Amendment to a Registration Form
12. Promptly following the date on which information reported at items 1-3 of Form CA-1 becomes inaccurate, incomplete or
misleading, the registrant shall file an amendment on Form CA-1 correcting the inaccurate, incomplete or misleading
information.
13. If an item is amended, the registrant must repeat all unamended items as they last appeared on the page on which the amended
item appears and must file four copies of the new page, each with updated and properly completed cover and execution pages.
IV. Instructions as to SPECIFIC ITEMS on Form CA-1
14. Cover page—Indicate whether Form CA-1 is filed as a registration, an application for exemption from registration or an
amendment. If the Form is filed as a registration, indicate whether the applicant requests the Commission to consider granting
registration in accordance with paragraph (c)(1) of Rule 17Ab2-1.
15. Item I—Include a street address; a post office box alone is not acceptable.
16. In responding to, and furnishing the schedules required by, the items on Form CA-1, particularly items 5(c)(ii) and 5(d)(ii) and
the exhibits required by items 20 and 21, the registrant may request that confidential treatment be accorded with respect to the
information disclosed, by binding the responses, schedules and exhibits for which confidential treatment is sought separately
from the balance of Form CA-1 and furnishing a statement requesting confidential treatment, specifying both the exemptive
provision under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552(b)) on which the request is based and the considerations which
make the exemptive provision applicable to the information for which confidential treatment is requested.
V. Notice
17. Under Sections 17, 17A(b) and 23(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the rules and regulations thereunder, the
Securities and Exchange Commission is authorized to solicit the information required to be supplied by this Form from
applicants for registration or for exemption from registration as a clearing agency. Disclosure to the Commission of the
information requested in Form CA-1 (except for the disclosure by an individual registrant of his Social Security number as an
IRS Employee Identification Number, which is voluntary) is a prerequisite to the processing of applications for registration or
for exemption from registration as a clearing agency. The information will be used for the principal purpose of determining
whether the Commission should grant registration or an exemption from registration or institute proceedings to deny
registration. Social Security numbers, if furnished, will be used only to assist the Commission in identifying applicants and,
therefore, in promptly processing applications. Information supplied on this Form will be included routinely in the public files
of the Commission. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of
information unless it displays a current valid control number.
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FORM CA-1
FORM FOR REGISTRATION OR FOR EXEMPTION FROM REGISTRATION
AS A CLEARING AGENCY AND FOR AMENDMENT TO REGISTRATION
AS A CLEARING AGENCY PURSUANT TO THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
GENERAL
Form CA-1 is to be used to apply for registration or for exemption from registration as a clearing agency and to amend
registration as a clearing agency with the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to Section 17A of the Securities and
Exchange Act of 1934. Read all instructions before preparing the Form. Please type or print all responses.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Address of registrant’s principal place of business)
† a registration
This Form is filed as:
† a request for exemption from registration
† an amendment
If filed as a registration, does registrant request the Commission to consider granting registration in accordance with paragraph
(c)(1) of Rule 17Ab2-1 under the Act?......................................................................................................................†Yes †No
EXECUTION
The Registrant submitting this Form, its schedules, its exhibits and its attachments and the person by whom it is executed
represent hereby that all information contained herein is true, current and complete. Submission of any amendment after registration
has become effective represents that items 1-3 and any schedules, exhibits and attachments related to items 1-3 remain true, current
and complete as previously submitted.
Registrant agrees and consents that the notice of any proceedings under Sections 17A or 19 of the Act involving registrant may
be given by sending such notice by registered or certified mail or confirmed telegram to the person named, and at the address given,
in response to item 2.
Dated the ___________ day of __________________________, ______
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Name of clearing agency)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Manual signature of Principal Officer or duly authorized Principal)
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(Title)
ATTENTION: Intentional misstatements or omissions of fact constitute Federal Criminal Violations
(See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a))
GENERAL INFORMATION
1.
Exact name, principal business address, mailing address (if different) and telephone number of registrant:
Name of registrant: __________________________________ IRS Employee Identification No.__________________________________
Name under which clearing agency activities are conducted, if different: __________________________________________________
If name of registrant is hereby amended, state name under which registered previously: ____________________________________
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If name under which clearing agency activities are conducted is hereby amended, state name given previously: _________________
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Address of principal place of business:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number and Street
City
State
Zip Code
Mailing address, if different:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number and Street
City
State
Zip Code
Telephone Number: ________________
_______________________________________________
Area Code
Telephone Number
2. Name, title, mailing address and telephone number of person in charge of registrant’s clearing agency activities:
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Name
Title
___________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number and Street
City
State
Zip Code
Telephone Number: ________________
_______________________________________________
Area Code
Telephone Number
3. (a) If registrant is a corporation or a national association: state date on which registrant was incorporated or organized and jurisdiction
in which incorporated or under which organized:
Date: _______________________________________ Jurisdiction: ______________________________________________
(b) If registrant is not a corporation or a national association, describe on Schedule A the form of organization under which
registrant conducts its business and identify the jurisdiction in which registrant is organized.
4. Does registrant have any arrangement with any other person under which, with respect to registrant’s clearing agency activities,
such other person processes, keeps, transmits or maintains any securities, funds, records or accounts of registrant or registrant’s
†Yes †No
participants relating to clearing agency activities?................................................................
If answer is “yes,” furnish &n Schedule A, as to each such arrangement, the full name and principal business address of the other
person and a brief summary of each such arrangement.
5. (a) With respect to clearing agency activities, please provide the following information regarding the type of insurance carried or
provided:
Type of Insurance
Yes
No
Amount of Coverage Amount of Deductible
1. Blanket Bond
$
$
2. Fidelity
$
$
3. Errors and Ommissions
$
$
4. Mail Policy
$
$
5. Air Courier
$
$
6. Lost Instrument
$
$
7. Other (please specify on Schedule A)
$
$
(b) If any of registrant’s clearing activities are not covered by insurance, has provision been made for self-insurance?
†Yes †No
............................................................................................................................................................
If yes, indicate on Schedule A the provisions made for self-insurance (e.g., accounting reserve or funded reserve) and the
amount thereof.
(c) (i) As a result of registrant’s clearing agency activities, is registrant exposed to loss if a participant falls to perform its
obligations to the clearing agency, any other participant or any other person?.................................... †Yes †No
(ii) If “yes,” describe on Schedule A the operational, organizational or other rules, procedures or practices (citing rules
if applicable) which result in registrant’s exposure to loss.
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(d) (i) Does the registrant maintain a clearing or participants’ fund, mark to the market open obligations involving the
purchase or sale of securities or otherwise required participants to protect registrant against losses to which it may be
exposed as a result of a participant’s failure to perform its obligations to the clearing agency, any other participant or
†Yes †No
any other person? ......................................................................................................................
(ii) If “yes,” describe on Schedule A the operational, organizational or other rules, procedures or practices (citing rules
if applicable) which are designed to protect registrant against any such losses.
†Yes †No
6. (a) Is registrant audited by an independent accountant? .......................................................................................
(b) If registrant is audited by an independent accountant, does the audit include a review of internal controls related to clearing
†Yes †No
agency activities? .................................................................................................................................
(c) Fiscal year-end of registrant __________/__________ (Day/Month)
7. (a) What are registrant’s internal policies and procedures for reconciling differences (including long and short stock record
differences and dividend differences) in its clearing agency activities? (Describe on Schedule A.)
(b) State, as of September 30, 1975, the dollar amount of the potential exposure of registrant, if any, as a result of differences
(without offsetting long differences against short differences and without offsetting any suspense account items) in its
clearing agency activities not resolved after 20 business days. $ ______________________________________________________
8. (a) How many employees does registrant have engaged in clearing agency activities? ____________________________________
(b) How many years has registrant performed clearing agency activities? ______________________________________________
9. (a) Are registrant’s clearing agency activities subject to regulation by any federal agency other than the Commission or by any state
†Yes †No
or political subdivision? ...................................................................................................................................
If yes, specify the name of the agency, state or political subdivision:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
(b) Have the registrant’s clearing agency activities been the subject of periodic examinations by any federal agency other than
†Yes †No
the Commission or by any state or political subdivision? .....................................................................
If yes, specify the name of the agency, state or political subdivision:
_________________________________________________________________________________________________________
SCHEDULE A OF FORM CA-1
1.
Full name of Registrant as stated in Item 1 of Form CA-1
2.
Item of Form
Response
(Identify)
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