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NYSE Chicago is an ideal venue for hedge funds, options market markers, quantitative traders, professional traders, and active individual traders that require immediate and automated execution, in addition to serving the needs of traditional broker-dealer clients and the individual investors they represent.

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Membership Process

Apply for Membership to any, or all, of our five Exchanges, across equities and options, by completing one form.

Step 1: Qualify

Membership is available to SEC registered broker-dealers who have obtained a self-regulatory organization (SRO) and have an established connection to a clearing firm. Individual investors are not eligible.

Step 2: Fill out the necessary forms

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.

Step 3: Connect

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.

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.

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, Designated Market Maker, Nominee or Voting Designee on any the respective NYSE Exchange.

Market Specific Additional Forms and Applications

NYSE Chicago IB Give-Up Authorization*
(*This form is for Institutional Broker firms only)

Additional Information

Membership Fees can be found in our Price List: NYSE Chicago Trading Fees

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

Membership Types

Institutional Broker

A Participant Firm that acts as a broker in effecting transactions on the Exchange and in other market centers.

A Participant Firm, not an individual participant, may seek registration as an Institutional Broker. An Institutional Broker Representative ("IBR") is an individual person affiliated with an Institutional Broker who is authorized to accept orders, enter bids and offers and execute transactions on behalf of an Institutional Broker and who has registered with the Exchange as an IBR.

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