The fully-electronic NYSE Arca trades more than 8,000 exchange-listed equity securities—including some listed on Nasdaq. Traders that use NYSE Arca to access open, direct, anonymous markets will make rapid, efficient, electronic executions in multiple U.S. market centers. A distinct market structure and functionality allow NYSE Arca to deliver the advantages of significant transparency, tremendous speed, and both displayed and dark liquidity.
Apply for Membership to any, or all, of our five Exchanges, across equities and options, by completing one form.
Membership is available to registered and new U.S. based broker-dealers who obtain a Self Regulatory Organization (SRO) and have an established connection to a clearing firm. Individual investors are not eligible.
Broker Dealers interested in obtaining Membership in order to trade directly on any one of our Exchanges must complete the NYSE Membership Application and Master User Agreement.
When submitting the Membership Application and all supporting documentation please send via email to Client Relationship Services at [email protected]. Please ensure all attachments are clearly labeled.
Once the necessary Forms have been submitted, you can begin the connectivity process right away. Firms can connect to our markets directly or through a Service Bureau in a number of different ways.
Contact Client Relationship Services using the "Contact Us" button above to explore your options.
Forms for Firms
NYSE Membership Application
To be completed by an Applicant seeking Membership to any NYSE Exchange or if the Applicant is seeking to add a new type of business on an NYSE Exchange
Application for Market Maker Registration
To be completed by Applicants seeking to conduct Market Maker activities on any NYSE Exchange
Master User Agreement
User Agreement to be completed by all Member Firms and NYSE Entities
NYSE Authorized Trader Form
To be completed by all Member Firms connecting to the NYSE Pillar platform to identify personnel authorized to conduct business with the NYSE Trading Operations Desk
To be completed by an entity registering as an Approved Person
Equities Clearing Letter of Consent
Agreement to be completed between a Member and a Clearing Member wishing to establish a new clearing relationship on any Equities Exchange
Forms for Individuals
Application for Individual Registration and Non-Registered Associated
Person (NRF) Designation
To be completed by Individuals seeking Exchange approval as a Clerk, Floor Broker, Floor Employee, Institutional Broker, Market Maker, Nominee or Voting Designee on any NYSE Exchange
NYSE Arca Market Maker Orientation
The Market Maker Orientation is an introduction to NYSE Arca Market Maker access, obligations, requirements and order types. Please review and certify that you have completed and understand the policies and procedures set forth in the Market Maker Orientation by signing the last page of the PowerPoint and returning it to Client Relationship Services.
NYSE Arca will review this document upon receipt, and Market Maker Registration becomes effective when the applicant receives approval notice from the NYSE Arca.
Membership Fees can be found in our Price List: NYSE Arca Trading Fees
For further information regarding Market Making on NYSE Arca Equities please visit the Market Info section of our website: https://www.nyse.com/markets/nyse-arca/market-info
The NYSE Arca equities platform provides for three types of participants: Market Makers, Lead Market Makers and Order Routing ETP Holders.
A Market Maker is an ETP holder or firm that has registered with NYSE Arca to trade securities. Market Makers are obligated to maintain continuous two-sided Q Orders in all registered securities.
Any registered Market Maker may apply to become a Lead Market Maker (LMM). LMMs operate off-the-exchange trading with more stringent quoting obligations and in some cases, participation guarantees. LMMs must maintain specified cash or liquid assets based upon the number of issues traded.