Application des règles ESMA relatives aux CFD à IBKR - Investisseurs de détail uniquement

Overview: 

L'Autorité européenne des marchés financiers (ESMA) a édicté de nouvelles règles applicables aux clients de détail qui tradent des CFD, à compter du 1 août 2018. Les clients professionnels ne sont pas affectés.

Les règles consistent en: 1) des limites sur les effets de levier; 2) une règle de clôture des positions ouvertes par compte basée sur la marge 3) une protection contre les soldes négatifs par compte; 4) une restriction des incitations au trading de CFD; et 5) un avertissement standardisé concernant les risques.

La plupart des clients (à l'exception des entités régulées) sont initialement classés comme des clients de détail. IBKR peut, dans certaines circonstances, accepter de changer la classification d'un client de détail en client professionnel ou un client professionnel en
client de détail. Veuillez consulter la classification MiFID pour plus d'informations.

Les sections suivantes expliquent la manière dont IBKR (UK) a appliqué les mesures de l'ESMA.

 

1 Limites applicables aux effets de levier

1.1 Marges ESMA
Les limites applicables aux effets de levier fixées par l'ESMA à différents niveaux dépendent du sous-jacent:

  • 3.33% pour les paires de devises majeures; les paires de devises majeures sont une combinaison d'USD; CAD; EUR; GBP; CHF; JPY
  • 5% pour les paires de devises non majeures et indices majeurs;
    • Les paires de devises non majeures sont celles comprenant une devise qui n'est pas listée ci-dessus, ex.: USD.CNH
    • Les indices majeurs sont IBUS500; IBUS30; IBUST100; IBGB100; IBDE30; IBEU50; IBFR40; IBJP225; IBAU200
  • 10% pour les indices sur titres non majeurs; IBES35; IBCH20; IBNL25; IBHK50
  • 20% pour les titres individuels

 1.2 Marges appliquées - Exigence standard

En plus des marges de l'ESMA, IBKR (UK) établit ses propres exigences de marges (Marges IB) basées sur la volatilité historique du sous-jacent et autres facteurs. Nous appliquerons les marges IB si elles sont supérieures à celles déterminées par l'ESMA.

Vous trouverez des informations concernant les marges IB et ESMA applicables ici.

1.2.1 Marges appliquées - Marge minimum de concentration

Des frais de concentration sont appliqués si le portefeuille est composé d'un petit nombre de positions CFD, ou si les deux positions les plus importantes dominent. Nous soumettons le portefeuille à un test de résistance en appliquant un mouvement défavorable de 30% sur les deux positions les plus importantes et un mouvement défavorable de 5% sur les positions restantes. La perte totale obtenue sera alors utilisée comme exigence de marge de maintien si elle est supérieure à l'exigence standard.

Pour les clients de détail, la marge initiale correspond en principe à 2x la marge de maintien de concentration minimum comme décrite ci-dessus. Cependant, afin d'éviter d'appliquer des exigences de marge initiales excessives sur des positions relativement faibles, nous appliquons un rabais de 100,000 USD à la marge initiale de concentration pour les clients de détail (le résultat ne peut être négatif).

appliedConcentration = max(calculatedConcentration – USD 100k,0).

Ce rabais a pour effet de supprimer les frais de concentration pour les positions concentrées de moins de 250,000 USD (ou équivalent dans une autre devise). Ces frais augmenteront graduellement par la suite de sorte qu'une position concentrée de 500,000 USD se verra par exemple appliquer une marge de 40%, et une position d'1 million, une marge de 50%. Ces exemples supposent qu'un client ait un maximum de 2 positions; des positions supplémentaires réduiraient les frais agrégés.

Vous trouverez d'autres exemples ici (portefeuilles clients de détail).

1.3 Fonds disponibles pour la marge initiale

Pour ouvrir une position de CFD, la marge initiale doit correspondre à de la trésorerie. Les profits réalisés pour les CFD sont inclus dans la trésorerie et disponibles immédiatement; la trésorerie ne doit pas nécessairement faire d'abord l'objet d'un règlement. Les profits non réalisés ne peuvent cependant pas être utilisés pour satisfaire les exigences de marge initiales.

1.4 Approvisionnement automatique des exigences de marge initiale (segments-F)

IBKR (UK) transfère automatiquement des fonds de votre compte principal vers le segment-F de votre compte pour couvrir les exigences de marge initiale pour les CFD.

Veuillez cependant noter qu'aucun transfert ne sera effectué pour satisfaire les exigences de marge de maintien des CFD. Par conséquent, si la valeur de compte éligible (telle que décrite ci-dessous) devenait insuffisante pour couvrir les exigences de marge, une liquidation aurait lieu même si les fonds sur votre compte principal étaient amplement suffisants. Si vous souhaitez éviter une liquidation, vous devez transférer des fonds supplémentaires vers le segment-F via la Gestion de compte.

2 Règle de fermeture des positions ouvertes basée sur la marge

2.1 Calculs de la marge de maintien et liquidations

L'ESMA exige qu'IBKR liquide les positions de CFD si la valeur de compte éligible devient inférieure à 50% de la marge initiale requise pour ouvrir les positions. La valeur de compte éligible comprend la trésorerie dans le segment-F (ce qui exclut la trésorerie dans un autre segment de compte) et le P&L de CFD non réalisé (positif et négatif).

La base pour ce calcul est la marge initiale requise au moment de l'ouverture d'une position CFD. En d'autres termes, contrairement aux calculs de marge applicables aux positions autres que CFD, le montant de la marge initiale ne change pas lorsque la valeur de la position ouverte change.

2.1.1 Exemple

Vous avez 2000 EUR de trésorerie dans votre compte CFD. Vous souhaitez acheter 100 CFD de XYZ au prix limite de 100 EUR. 50 CFD sont d'abord exécutés, puis les 50 restants. Votre trésorerie disponible diminue au fur et à mesure des exécutions:

  Trésorerie Valeur de compte* Position Prix Valeur P&L non réalisé MI MM Trésorerie disponible Violation MM
Pré-trade 2000 2000             2000  
Post-trade 1 2000 2000 50 100 5000 0 1000 500 1000 Non
Post-trade 2 2000 2000 100 100 10000 0 2000 1000 0 Non

*La valeur de compte est la trésorerie plus le P&L non réalisé

Le prix passe à 110. Votre valeur de compte est maintenant de 3000 mais vous ne pouvez pas ouvrir de positions supplémentaires car la trésorerie disponible est toujours de 0, et en vertu des règles de l'ESMA, les marges initiales (MI) et de maintien (MM) restent inchangées:

  Trésorerie Titres Position Prix Valeur P&L non réalisé MI MM Trésorerie disponible Violation MMn
Variation 2000 3000 100 110 11000 1000 2000 1000 0 Non

 Puis le prix baisse et passe à 95. Votre valeur de compte passe à 1500 mais il n'y a pas de violation de marge puisque elle est toujours supérieure à l'exigence fixée à 1000:

  Trésorerie Titres Position Prix Valeur P&L non réalisé MI MM Trésorerie disponible Violation MM
Variation 2000 1500 100 95 9500 (500) 2000 1000 0 Non

Le prix baisse encore et passe à 85 ce qui se traduit par une violation de la marge et déclenche une liquidation:

  Trésorerie Titres Position Prix Valeur P&L non réalisé MI MM Trésorerie disponible Violation MM
Variation 2000 500 100 85 8500 (1500) 2000 1000 0 Oui

 

3 Protection contre les valeurs négatives

Suite aux mesures de l'ESMA, votre responsabilité sur les CFD se limite aux fonds dédiés au trading de CFD. Les autres instruments financiers (ex. actions ou contrats à terme) ne peuvent pas être liquidés pour satisfaire une insuffisance de marge sur un CFD.*

Par conséquent, les actions dans le segment des titres et contrats de marchandises de votre compte principal ainsi que les actifs autres que des CFD, ne font pas partie de votre capital sous risque pour le trading de CFD. Cependant, toute trésorerie se trouvant dans le segment-F peut être utilisée pour couvrir les pertes générées par le trading de CFD.

Étant donné que la protection contre les valeurs négatives représente un risque supplémentaire pour IBKR, nous facturerons aux investisseurs de détail un spread supplémentaire de 1% pour les positions de CFD détenues d'une séance à l'autre. Vous trouverez le détail des taux de financement des CFD ici.

*Bien que nous ne puissions pas liquider les positions autres que CFD pour couvrir un déficit de CFD, nous pouvons liquider des positions de CFD pour couvrir un déficit non CFD.

4 Incitations offertes pour trader des CFD

Les mesures de l'ESMA imposent une restriction sur les avantages monétaires et certains types d'avantages non monétaires liés au trading de CFD. IBKR n'offre aucune prime ou autre incitation à trader les CFD.

5 Avertissements concernant les risques

Les CFD sont des instruments complexes associés à un risque élevé de perte financière rapide en raison de l'effet de levier.

67% des comptes d'investisseurs de détail perdent de l'argent lorsqu'ils tradent des CFD avec IBKR (UK).

Vous devez vous assurer que vous comprenez la manière dont fonctionnent les CFD et que vous pouvez vous permettre de courir un risque élevé de perdre de l'argent.

 

 

Overview of ESMA CFD Rules Implementation at IBKR - Retail Investors Only

Overview: 


CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage.

69% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with IBKR (UK).

You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.

 

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) enacted new rules applicable to retail clients trading CFDs, effective 1st August 2018. Professional clients are unaffected.

The rules consist of: 1) leverage limits; 2) a margin close out rule on a per account basis; 3) negative balance protection on a per account basis; 4) a restriction on the incentives offered to trade CFDs; and 5) a standardized risk warning.

Most clients (excepting regulated entities) are initially categorised as Retail Clients. IBKR may in certain circumstances agree to reclassify a Retail Client as a Professional Client, or a Professional Client as a Retail Client. Please see MiFID Categorisation for further detail.

The following sections detail how IBKR (UK) has implemented the ESMA Decision.

1 Leverage Limits

1.1 ESMA Margins
Leverage limits were set by ESMA at different levels depending on the underlying:

  • 3.33% for major currency pairs; Major currency pairs are any combination of USD; CAD; EUR; GBP; CHF; JPY
  • 5% for non-major currency pairs and major indices;
    • Non-major currency pairs are any combination that includes a currency not listed above, e.g. USD.CNH
    • Major indices are IBUS500; IBUS30; IBUST100; IBGB100; IBDE30; IBEU50; IBFR40; IBJP225; IBAU200
  • 10% for non-major equity indices; IBES35; IBCH20; IBNL25; IBHK50
  • 20% for individual equities

 1.2 Applied Margins - Standard Requirement

In addition to the ESMA Margins, IBKR (UK) establishes its own margin requirements (IB Margins) based on the historical volatility of the underlying, and other factors. We will apply the IB Margins if they are higher than those prescribed by ESMA.

Details of applicable IB and ESMA margins can be found here.

1.2.1 Applied Margins - Concentration Minimum

A concentration charge is applied if your portfolio consists of a small number of CFD positions, or if the two largest positions have a dominant weight. We stress the portfolio by applying a 30% adverse move on the two largest positions and a 5% adverse move on the remaining positions. The total loss is applied as the maintenance margin requirement if it is greater than the standard requirement.

1.3 Funds Available for Initial Margin

You can only use cash to post initial margin to open a CFD position. Realized CFD profits are included in cash and are available immediately; the cash does not have to settle first. Unrealized profits however cannot be used to meet initial margin requirements.

1.4 Automatic Funding of Initial Margin Requirements (F-segments)

IBKR (UK) automatically transfers funds from your main account to the F-segment of your account to fund initial margin requirements for CFDs.

Note however that no transfers are made to satisfy CFD maintenance margin requirements. Therefore if qualifying equity (defined below) becomes insufficient to meet margin requirements, a liquidation will occur even if you have ample funds in your main account. If you wish to avoid a liquidation you must transfer additional funds to the F-segment in Account Management.

2 Margin Close Out Rule

2.1 Maintenance Margin Calculations & Liquidations

ESMA requires IBKR to liquidate CFD positions latest when qualifying equity falls below 50% of the initial margin posted to open the positions. IBKR may close out positions sooner if our risk view is more conservative. Qualifying equity for this purpose includes cash in the F-segment (excluding cash in any other account segment) and unrealized CFD P&L (positive and negative).

The basis for the calculation is the initial margin posted at the time of opening a CFD position. In other words, and unlike margin calculations applicable to non-CFD positions, the initial margin amount does not change when the value of the open position changes.

2.1.1 Example

You have EUR 2000 cash in your CFD account. You want to buy 100 CFDs of XYZ at a limit price of EUR 100. You are first filled 50 CFDs and then the remaining 50. Your available cash reduces as your trades are filled:

  Cash Equity* Position Price Value Unrealized P&L IM MM Available Cash MM Violation
Pre Trade 2000 2000             2000  
Post Trade 1 2000 2000 50 100 5000 0 1000 500 1000 No
Post Trade 2 2000 2000 100 100 10000 0 2000 1000 0 No

*Equity equals Cash plus Unrealized P&L

The price increases to 110. Your equity is now 3000, but you cannot open additional positions because your available cash is still 0, and under the ESMA rules IM and MM remain unchanged:

  Cash Equity Position Price Value Unrealized P&L IM MM Available Cash MM Violation
Change 2000 3000 100 110 11000 1000 2000 1000 0 No

 The price then drops to 95. Your equity declines to 1500 but there is no margin violation since it is still greater than the 1000 requirement:

  Cash Equity Position Price Value Unrealized P&L IM MM Available Cash MM Violation
Change 2000 1500 100 95 9500 (500) 2000 1000 0 No

The price falls further to 85, causing a margin violation and triggering a liquidation:

  Cash Equity Position Price Value Unrealized P&L IM MM Available Cash MM Violation
Change 2000 500 100 85 8500 (1500) 2000 1000 0 Yes

 

3 Negative Equity Protection

The ESMA Decision limits your CFD-related liability to the funds dedicated to CFD-trading. Other financial instruments (e.g. shares or futures) cannot be liquidated to satisfy a CFD margin-deficit.*

Therefore assets in the security and commodity segments of your main account, and non-CFD assets held in the F-segment, are not part of your capital at risk for CFD trading. However, all cash in the F-segment can be used to cover losses arising from CFD trading.

As Negative Equity Protection represents additional risk to IBKR, we will charge retail investors an additional financing spread of 1% for CFD positions held overnight. You can find detailed CFD financing rates here.

*Although we cannot liquidate non-CFD positions to cover a CFD deficit, we can liquidate CFD positions to cover a non-CFD deficit.

4 Incentives Offered to trade CFDs

The ESMA Decision imposes a ban on monetary and certain types of non-monetary benefits related to CFD trading. IBKR does not offer any bonus or other incentives to trade CFDs.

 

Risk Navigator: Alternative Margin Calculator

Overview: 

IB routinely reviews margin levels and will implement changes which serve to increase requirements above statutory minimums as market conditions warrant.  To assist clients with understanding the effects of such changes on their portfolio, a feature referred to as the "Alternative Margin Calculator" is provided within the Risk Navigator application. Outlined below are the steps for creating a “what-if” portfolio for the purpose of determining the impact of such margin changes.

Step 1: Open a new “What-if” portfolio

From the Classic TWS trading platform, select the Analytical Tools, Risk Navigator, and then Open New What-If menu options (Exhibit1).

Exhibit 1
 

From the Mosaic TWS trading platform, select New Window, Risk Navigator, and then Open New What-If menu options.

Step 2: Define starting portfolio

A pop-up window will appear (Exhibit 2) from which you will be prompted to define whether you would like to create a hypothetical portfolio starting from your current portfolio or a newly created portfolio. Clicking on the "yes" button will serve to download existing positions to the new “What-If” portfolio.

Exhibit 2
 

Clicking on the "No" button will open up the “What – If” Portfolio with no positions.


Risk Dashboard

The Risk Dashboard is pinned along the top of the product tab-sets, and is and is available for what-if as well as active portfolios. The values are calculated on demand for what-if portfolios. The dashboard provides at-a-glance account information including:

1) Net Liquidation Value: The total Net Liquidation Value for the account
2) P&L: The total daily P&L for the entire portfolio
3) Maintenance Margin: Total current maintenance margin
4) Initial Margin: Total initial margin requirements
5) VAR: Shows the Value at risk for the entire portfolio
6) Expected Shortfall (ES): Expected Shortfall (average value at risk) is expected return of the portfolio in the worst case
 

 

Alternative Margin Calculator

The Alternative Margin Calculator, accessed from the Setting menu and clicking on the Margin Mode (Exhibit 3), shows how the margin change will affect the overall margin requirement, once fully implemented.

Exhibit 3
 

 

Step 3: Selecting Margin Mode Settings

A pop-up window will appear (Exhibit 4) entitled Margin Mode Setting. You can use the drop-down menu in that window to change the margin calculations from Default (being the current policy) to the new title of the new Margin Setting (being the new margin policy). Once you have made a selection click on the OK button in that window.

Exhibit 4
 

Once the new margin mode setting is specified, the Risk Navigator Dashboard will automatically update to reflect your choice. You can toggle back and forth between the Margin Mode settings. Note that the current Margin Mode will be shown in the lower left hand corner of the Risk Navigator window (Exhibit 5).

Exhibit 5
 

 

Step 4: Add Positions

To add a position to the "What - If" portfolio, click on the green row titled "New" and then enter the underlying symbol (Exhibit 6), define the product type (Exhibit 7) and enter position quantity (Exhibit 8)

Exhibit 6
 

 

Exhibit 7

 

Exhibit 8

 

You can modify the positions to see how that changes the margin. After you altered your positions you will need to click on the recalculate icon () to the right of the margin numbers in order to have them update. Whenever that icon is present the margin numbers are not up-to-date with the content of the What-If Portfolio.

 

Margin Considerations for IB LLC Commodities Accounts

Introduction
As a global broker offering futures trading in 19 countries, IB is subject to various regulations, some of which retain the concept of margin as a single, end of day computation as opposed to the continuous, real-time computations IB performs. To satisfy commodity regulatory requirements and manage economic exposure in a pragmatic fashion, two margin computations are performed at the market close, both which must be met to remain fully margin compliant. An overview of these computations is outlined below.

Overview
All orders are subject to an initial margin check prior to execution and continuous maintenance margin checks thereafter. As certain products may be offered intraday margin at rates less than the exchange minimum and to ensure end of day margin compliance overall, IB will generally liquidate positions prior to the close rather than issue a margin call. If, however, an account remains non-compliant at the close, our practice is to issue a margin call, restrict the account to margin reducing transactions and liquidate positions by the close of the 3rd business day if the initial requirement has not then been satisfied.

In determining whether a margin call is required, IB performs both a real-time and regulatory computation, which in certain circumstances, can generate different results:

Real-Time: under this method, initial margin is computed using positions and prices collected at a common point in time, regardless of a product’s listing exchange and official closing time; an approach we believe appropriate given the near continuous trading offered by most exchanges.

Regulatory: under this method, initial margin is computed using positions and prices collected at the official close of regular trading hours for each individual exchange. So, for example, a client trading futures listed on each of the Hong Kong, EUREX and CME exchanges would have a requirement calculated based upon information collected at the close of each respective exchange.
 

Impact
Clients trading futures listed within a single country and session are not expected to be impacted. Clients trading both the daytime and after hours sessions of a given exchange or on exchanges located in different countries where the closing times don’t align are more likely to be impacted. For example, a client opening a futures contract during the Hong Kong daytime session and closing it during U.S. hours, would have only the opening position considered for purposes of determining the margin requirement. This implies a different margin requirement and a possible margin call under the revised computation that may not have existed under the current.  An example of this is provided in the chart below.
 

Example

This example attempts to demonstrate how a client trading futures in both the Asia and U.S. timezones would be impacted were that client to trade in an extended hours trading session (i.e., outside of the regular trading hours after which the day's official close had been determined).  Here, the client opens a position during the Hong Kong regular hours trading session, closes it during the extended hours session, thereby freeing up equity to open a position in the U.S. regular hours session. For purposes of illustration, a $1,000 trading loss is assumed. This example illustrates that the regulatory end of day computation may not recognize margin reducing trades conducted after the official close, thereby generating an initial margin call.

Day Time (ET) Event

Start Position

End Position IB Margin Regulatory Margin
Equity With Loan Maintenance Initial Overnight Margin Call
1 22:00 Buy 1 HHI.HK None Long 1 HHI.HK $10,000 $3,594 $4,493 N/A N/A
2 04:30 Official HK Close Long 1 HHI.HK Long 1 HHI.HK $10,000 $7,942 $9,927 $4,493 N/A
2 08:00 Sell 1 HHI.HK Long 1 HHI.HK None $9,000 $0 $0 $0 N/A
2 10:00 Buy 1 ES None Long 1 ES $9,000 $2,942 $3,677 N/A N/A
2 17:00 Official U.S. Close Long 1 ES Long 1 ES $9,000 $5,884 $7,355 $9,993 Yes
3 17:00 Official U.S. Close Long 1 ES Long 1 ES $9,000 $5,884 $7,355 $5,500 No

 

Comment déterminer si vous empruntez des fonds à IB

Si le solde de trésorerie total pour un compte donné est débiteur ou négatif, les fonds sont alors empruntés et le prêt est soumis à des intérêts. Un prêt peut cependant exister même si le solde de trésorerie total est créditeur, ou positif, après compensation par calcul d'une position nette ou suite à des différences de timing. Les exemples les plus communs sont les suivants:

 
1.       Soldes de devises créditeurs vs. débiteurs – les titulaires de compte peuvent emprunter du cash libellé dans une devise si ce montant peut être sécurisé par un solde de trésorerie créditeur dans une autre devise. Prenons l'exemple d'un compte dont l'USD est la devise de base qui détient un solde de trésorerie créditeur en USD réglé de 10,000, et un solde de trésorerie en EUR réglé de 5,000, avec un taux de change EUR.USD de 1.38:1. Dans cet exemple, aux fins de reporting et de calcul des intérêts, le solde de trésorerie global est un crédit de 3,088 USD (10,000 – (5,000 * 1.38)). Puisque chaque devise est soumise à un approvisionnement unique et à des accords de réinvestissement, le solde débiteur serait soumis à des coûts de financement basés sur le taux de benchmark et le palier correspondant. Le coût peut être compensé par les intérêts gagnés sur le solde créditeur sur la base du taux de benchmark et palier.
 
2.       Soldes bruts par segment – L'Universal Account IB comporte des sous-comptes ou segments, chacun d'entre eux détient des positions et montants de garantie qui, à des fins réglementaires et de protection des clients, ne peuvent pas êtres amalgamés. Cette distinction ne permet pas la compensation par calcul d'une position nette entres les segments : un crédit dans un segment ne peut par conséquent pas compenser le débit d'un autre. Prenons par exemple le cas d'un compte IB LLC détenant des positions de titres et contrats dont le segment contenant les titres enregistre un solde débiteur de 3,000 USD et le segment contenant les contrats un solde créditeur de 8,000 USD. Bien que le compte enregistre un solde créditeur global net de 5,000 USD, le solde débiteur sera soumis à des charges d'intérêts qui peuvent compenser partiellement les intérêts gagnés sur le solde positif.
 
3.       Ventes à découvert (short) – une vente short est une transaction sur marge par laquelle un titulaire de compte emprunte une action plutôt que du cash. Bien que le produit de la vente short soit crédité sur le solde de trésorerie du compte, un dépôt de garantie doit être constitué auprès du préteur des actions pour garantir leur rendement. Par conséquent, et en reconnaissance du fait que la transaction de prêt est soumise à ses propres conditions de financement, il n'est pas tenu compte du montant de garantie en cash du prêt aux fins de déterminer si un prêt sur marge existe.
 
Prenons l'exemple d'un compte enregistrant une valeur nette liquidative (tous les soldes en USD) de 9,000 dont un solde de trésorerie positif de 4,000, une valeur en actions longue de 10,000 et une valeur en actions short de 5,000. Afin de déterminer si les fonds sont empruntés pour financer la position d'actions longue, la portion cash de 5,000 tenant lieu de dépôt de garantie auprès du prêteur des actions est déduite du solde de trésorerie global de 4,000, engendrant un débit de 1,000. Le débit est soumis à des charges d'intérêts et le cash sous-jacent à l'action emprunte soit une charge d'intérêts dans le cas d'actions difficiles à emprunter, soit une remise sur action short si les actions sont faciles à emprunter et les taux de réinvestissement suffisamment élevés.
 
4.       Fonds non réglés - les emprunts sont déterminés en fonction des fonds réglés et le moment où le paiement est dû ou reçu pour une transaction donnée dépend du produit (par ex. les actions se règlent généralement à 3 jours ouvrables, les devises spot à 2 et les dérivés à 1). Aux fins d'établissement des relevés et de la plateforme de trading, les soldes de trésorerie sont reportés sur la base de la date de transaction plutôt que de la date de règlement, comme si le règlement avait eu lieu.
 
Par conséquent, un compte enregistrant un solde de trésorerie positif peut, en réalité, toujours être l'objet d'un prêt sur marge si ce dernier inclut le produit de la vente de l'action acheté avec les fonds empruntés et en attente de règlement. De la même manière, un compte peut enregistrer un solde débiteur basé sur la date de transaction mais ne pas encore être l'objet d'un prêt sur marge et de charges d'intérêts puisque la transaction n'a pas encore été réglée.
 
Pour plus d'informations concernant le calcul des intérêts, veuillez consulter l'article Comment sont calculés les intérêts.

Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Sector Margin Requirements

Due to increased event risk in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical sectors, margin requirements which take into consideration the market capitalization of the individual security will go into effect starting October 11, 2016. These Initial, Maintenance and Short position margin requirements are outlined in the table below.  Please note that these represent minimum requirements and individual securities may be subject to other house charges which may result in a higher Initial, Maintenance or Short margin requirement.  In the event that a company's market cap increases to a new range, there are several variables that will be considered prior to reducing the margin requirement.  

Please refer to KB644 to learn about the Preview Order/Check Margin feature which offers the ability to review the projected margin impact of an order prior to its transmission.
 


 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of Partial Fills

Title:

How are executions allocated when an order receives a partial fill because an insufficient quantity is available to complete the allocation of shares/contracts to sub-accounts?

 

Overview:

From time-to-time, one may experience an allocation order which is partially executed and is canceled prior to being completed (i.e. market closes, contract expires, halts due to news, prices move in an unfavorable direction, etc.). In such cases, IB determines which customers (who were originally included in the order group and/or profile) will receive the executed shares/contracts. The methodology used by IB to impartially determine who receives the shares/contacts in the event of a partial fill is described in this article.

 

Background:

Before placing an order CTAs and FAs are given the ability to predetermine the method by which an execution is to be allocated amongst client accounts. They can do so by first creating a group (i.e. ratio/percentage) or profile (i.e. specific amount) wherein a distinct number of shares/contracts are specified per client account (i.e. pre-trade allocation). These amounts can be prearranged based on certain account values including the clients’ Net Liquidation Total, Available Equity, etc., or indicated prior to the order execution using Ratios, Percentages, etc. Each group and/or profile is generally created with the assumption that the order will be executed in full. However, as we will see, this is not always the case. Therefore, we are providing examples that describe and demonstrate the process used to allocate partial executions with pre-defined groups and/or profiles and how the allocations are determined.

Here is the list of allocation methods with brief descriptions about how they work.

·         AvailableEquity
Use sub account’ available equality value as ratio. 

·         NetLiq
Use subaccount’ net liquidation value as ratio

·         EqualQuantity
Same ratio for each account

·         PctChange1:Portion of the allocation logic is in Trader Workstation (the initial calculation of the desired quantities per account).

·         Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user

·         Inline Profile

The ratio is prescribed by the user.

·         Model1:
Roughly speaking, we use each account NLV in the model as the desired ratio. It is possible to dynamically add (invest) or remove (divest) accounts to/from a model, which can change allocation of the existing orders.

 

 

 

Basic Examples:

Details:

CTA/FA has 3-clients with a predefined profile titled “XYZ commodities” for orders of 50 contracts which (upon execution) are allocated as follows:

Account (A) = 25 contracts

Account (B) = 15 contracts

Account (C) = 10 contracts

 

Example #1:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 10 am (ET) the order begins to execute2but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 2 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 7 of the 50 contracts are filled or 14%). For each account the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 14% of 25 = 3.5 rounded down to 3

Account (B) = 14% of 15 = 2.1 rounded down to 2

Account (C) = 14% of 10 = 1.4 rounded down to 1

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.10).

A: final allocation of 3 contracts, which is 3/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.12)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 2 contract, which is 2/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.20)

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Example #2:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be filled3 but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 1 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is executed (i.e., 5 of the 50 contracts are filled or 10%).For each account, the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers:

 

Account (A) = 10% of 25 = 2.5 rounded down to 2

Account (B) = 10% of 15 = 1.5 rounded down to 1

Account (C) = 10% of 10 = 1 (no rounding necessary)

 

To Summarize:

A: initially receives 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

The system then allocates the next (and final) contract to an account with the smallest ratio (i.e. to Account B which currently has a ratio of 0.067).

A: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.08)

B: final allocation of 2 contracts, which is 2/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.134)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

Example #3:

CTA/FA creates a DAY order to buy 50 Sept 2016 XYZ future contracts and specifies “XYZ commodities” as the predefined allocation profile. Upon transmission at 11 am (ET) the order begins to be executed2  but in very small portions and over a very long period of time. At 12 pm (ET) the order is canceled prior to being executed in full. As a result, only a portion of the order is filled (i.e., 3 of the 50 contracts are filled or 6%). Normally the system initially allocates by rounding fractional amounts down to whole numbers, however for a fill size of less than 4 shares/contracts, IB first allocates based on the following random allocation methodology.

 

In this case, since the fill size is 3, we skip the rounding fractional amounts down.

 

For the first share/contract, all A, B and C have the same initial fill ratio and fill quantity, so we randomly pick an account and allocate this share/contract. The system randomly chose account A for allocation of the first share/contract.

 

To Summarize3:

A: initially receives 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

C: initially receives 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

Next, the system will perform a random allocation amongst the remaining accounts (in this case accounts B & C, each with an equal probability) to determine who will receive the next share/contract.

 

The system randomly chose account B for allocation of the second share/contract.

A: 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: 0 contracts, which is 0/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.00)

 

The system then allocates the final [3] share/contract to an account(s) with the smallest ratio (i.e. Account C which currently has a ratio of 0.00).

A: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/25 of desired (fill ratio = 0.04)

B: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/15 of desired (fill ratio = 0.067)

C: final allocation of 1 contract, which is 1/10 of desired (fill ratio = 0.10)

 

The execution(s) received have now been allocated in full.

 

Available allocation Flags

Besides the allocation methods above, user can choose the following flags, which also influence the allocation:

·         Strict per-account allocation.
For the initially submitted order if one or more subaccounts are rejected by the credit checking, we reject the whole order.

·         “Close positions first”1.This is the default handling mode for all orders which close a position (whether or not they are also opening position on the other side or not). The calculation are slightly different and ensure that we do not start opening position for one account if another account still has a position to close, except in few more complex cases.


Other factor affects allocations:

1)      Mutual Fund: the allocation has two steps. The first execution report is received before market open. We allocate based onMonetaryValue for buy order and MonetaryValueShares for sell order. Later, when second execution report which has the NetAssetValue comes, we do the final allocation based on first allocation report.

2)      Allocate in Lot Size: if a user chooses (thru account config) to prefer whole-lot allocations for stocks, the calculations are more complex and will be described in the next version of this document.

3)      Combo allocation1: we allocate combo trades as a unit, resulting in slightly different calculations.

4)      Long/short split1: applied to orders for stocks, warrants or structured products. When allocating long sell orders, we only allocate to accounts which have long position: resulting in calculations being more complex.

5)      For non-guaranteed smart combo: we do allocation by each leg instead of combo.

6)      In case of trade bust or correction1: the allocations are adjusted using more complex logic.

7)      Account exclusion1: Some subaccounts could be excluded from allocation for the following reasons, no trading permission, employee restriction, broker restriction, RejectIfOpening, prop account restrictions, dynamic size violation, MoneyMarketRules restriction for mutual fund. We do not allocate to excluded accountsand we cancel the order after other accounts are filled. In case of partial restriction (e.g. account is permitted to close but not to open, or account has enough excess liquidity only for a portion of the desired position).

 

 

Footnotes:

1.        Details of these calculations will be included in the next revision of this document.

2.        To continue observing margin in each account on a real-time basis, IB allocates each trade immediately (behind the scenes) however from the CTA and/or FA (or client’s) point of view, the final distribution of the execution at an average price typically occurs when the trade is executed in full, is canceled or at the end of day (whichever happens first).

3.       If no account has a ratio greater than 1.0 or multiple accounts are tied in the final step (i.e. ratio = 0.00), the first step is skipped and allocation of the first share/contract is decided via step two (i.e. random allocation).

 

Overview of Dividend Payments in Lieu ("PIL")

Payment In Lieu of a Dividend (“payment in lieu” or “PIL”) is a term commonly used to describe a cash payment to an account in an amount equivalent to the ordinary dividend. Generally, the amount paid is per share owned. In addition, the dividend in most cases is paid quarterly (i.e., four times per year). The dividend payment is classified as follows: (1) ordinary dividend; and/or (2) payment in lieu of dividend. The former designation is for a payment received directly from the issuer or its paying agent. The latter designation is used when a cash payment is received from other than the issuer or the issuer’s agent.

Payment in lieu of an ordinary dividend may be received when the shares have been bought on margin, or when the account has a subsequent margin loan due to borrowing money to facilitate the payment for additional purchases of shares or as the result of a withdrawal from the margin account. Payment in lieu of a dividend may also be received when shares are owed to the brokerage firm and have not been received by the dividend record date.

To better understand the difference between an ordinary dividend and a payment in lieu, we will explain the steps taken by IB to comply with US regulations. Each business day, the Firm analyzes the positions in each customer account, every borrow, every loan, every pledge of shares for each security held by its customers to determine how many shares are held on margin and the associated margin loan balances. For each security that is fully paid, we are required to segregate those shares in a good control location (for example, a depository or a US bank. See KB1964).  For shares that are held as collateral for a margin loan we are allowed to hypothecate and re-hypothecate shares valued up to 140 percent of the total debit balance in the customer account (See KB1967).

While the guidelines noted above for segregation of securities are clear, there are exceptions that are outside of the Firm's control. For instance, through no fault of its own, IB may have a deficit in segregated shares due to customer activity that changes the Firm’s overall segregation requirement for a security. This may be for a variety of reasons including a delay in receiving shares that have been loaned out to a counterparty after segregation requirements are recalculated and the Firm has issued a stock loan recall, sales of securities by one or more customers that reduce or eliminate margin loans, the deposit of cash by customers that similarly reduce or eliminate margin loans, or a failure of a counterparty to deliver shares for a trade settlement.

Upon issuing a recall of shares loaned, rules permit the borrower of the shares up to 3 business days to return them. The borrower of the shares is required to return them to us when we issue a recall, but if by business day 3 the shares have not been returned, IB may then issue a buy-in notice to begin the process of regaining possession of the shares. An additional 3 business days is generally needed for the purchased shares to settle and be delivered to the firm. Similarly if a counterparty fails to deliver by settlement date, shares to IB to settle a customer purchase, IB can issue a buy-in notice but the purchase of such shares are also subject to trade settlement in 3 days.

To summarize, if by the record date of a dividend certain shares have not been delivered to IB, the Firm will be paid an amount of cash that is equivalent to the dividend amount, but IB will not receive a qualified dividend payment directly from the issuer. In such cases, the Firm will receive PIL and will have no choice but to allocate such payment in lieu to customer accounts. The firm first allocates PIL to those accounts who hold the shares as collateral for a margin loan. If, after PIL is allocated to all shareholders whose accounts are not fully paid, any portion of PIL remains to be paid, it is allocated on a pro-rata basis to each remaining client account.

Account holders should be aware that a PIL may have different tax consequences than an ordinary dividend and should consult a tax advisor to understand such differences and whether they apply to their particular situation.

Exposure Fee Monitoring via Account Window

The Account Window provides the high-level information suitable for monitoring one's account on a real-time basis. This includes key balances such as total equity and cash, the portfolio composition and margin balances for determining compliance with requirements and available buying power.  This window also includes information relating to the most recently assessed exposure fee and a projection of the next fee taking into consideration current positions.

To open the Account Window: 
• From TWS classic workspace, click on the Account icon, or from the Account menu select Account Window (Exhibit 1)
 

Exhibit 1

 

• From TWS Mosaic workspace, click on Account from the menu, and then select Account Window (Exhibit 2)

Exhibit 2

 

After opening the window, scroll down to the Margin Requirements section and click on the + sign in the upper-right hand corner to expand the section.  There, the "Last" and "Estimated Next" exposure fees will be detailed for each of the product classifications to which the fee applies (e.g., Equity, Oil).  Note that the "Last" balance represents the fee as of the date last assessed (note that fees are computed based upon open positions held as of the close of business and assessed shortly thereafter).  The "Estimated Next" balance represents the projected fee as of the current day's close taking into account position activity since the prior calculation (Exhibit 3).

Exhibit 3

 

To set the default view when the section is collapsed, click on the checkbox alongside any line item and those line items will remain displayed at all times.

 

Please see KB2275 for information regarding the use of IB's Risk Navigator for managing and projecting the Exposure Fee and KB2276 for verifying exposure fee through the Order Preview screen.

 

Important Notes

1. The Estimated Next Exposure Fee is a projection based upon readily available information.  As the fee calculation is based upon information (e.g., prices and implied volatility factors) available only after the close, the actual fee may differ from that of the projection.

2. Exposure Fee Monitoring via the Account window is only available for accounts that have been charged an exposure fee in the last 30 days

Order Preview - Check Exposure Fee Impact

IB provides a feature which allows account holders to check what impact, if any, an order will have upon the projected Exposure Fee. The feature is intended to be used prior to submitting the order to provide advance notice as to the fee and allow for changes to be made to the order prior to submission in order to minimize or eliminate the fee.

The feature is enabled by right-clicking on the order line at which point the Order Preview window will open. This window will contain a link titled "Check Exposure Fee Impact" (see red highlighted box in Exhibit I below).

Exhibit I

 

Clicking the link will expand the window and display the Exposure fee, if any, associated with the current positions, the change in the fee were the order to be executed, and the total resultant fee upon order execution (see red highlighted box in Exhibit II below).  These balances are further broken down by the product classification to which the fee applies (e.g. Equity, Oil). Account holders may simply close the window without transmitting the order if the fee impact is determined to be excessive.

Exhibit II

 

Please see KB2275 for information regarding the use of IB's Risk Navigator for managing and projecting the Exposure Fee and KB2344 for monitoring fees through the Account Window

 

Important Notes

1. The Estimated Next Exposure Fee is a projection based upon readily available information.  As the fee calculation is based upon information (e.g., prices and implied volatility factors) available only after the close, the actual fee may differ from that of the projection.

2. The Check Exposure Fee Impact is only available for accounts that have been charged an exposure fee in the last 30 days

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