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.

  • Ultra Low Latency: Soon to be in the sub millisecond range, latency can be further reduced with our proprietary ArcaDirect API and co-location capabilities. For Nasdaq-listed issues, we trade in microseconds.
  • Innovative Order Types: Order types such as MPL, PNP Blind, and ALO give traders greater strategic flexibility, allowing you to go dark or only add liquidity.
  • Aggressive Pricing: NYSE Arca offers extremely competitive pricing with low spreads and high rebates for added liquidity. High-volume participants can further reduce spreads by reaching volume tiers.
  • Access to Other Market Centers: Route directly to the NYSE and NYSE American to trade at the fees of the primary listing market.
  • Access to Opening and Closing Auctions: NYSE Arca offers the official opening and closing prints for roughly 98% percent of ETFs.

Membership Process

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 and Applications

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

AP Form
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.

Market Specific Additional Forms and Applications

NYSE Arca Equities Retail Order Tier Form

Additional Information

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:

Information Memo - New Membership Application and Updated Process for Material Change in Business


Access Details on Connecting to Our Markets

Membership Types

The NYSE Arca equities platform provides for three types of participants: Market Makers, Lead Market Makers and Order Routing ETP Holders.

Market Makers

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.

Lead Market Makers

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.

NYSE Arca Equity Lead Market Making
  • Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC
  • Flow Traders U.S. LLC
  • IMC Financial Markets
  • Jane Street Capital, LLC
  • Latour Trading, LLC
  • OTA, LLC
  • Pundion LLC
  • RBC Capital Markets, LLC
  • SAL Equity Trading, GP
  • SG Americas Securities, LLC
  • Susquehanna Securities
  • Virtu Americas LLC
  • Wolverine Trading, LLC

Membership Directory

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