A Clearing Member (CM) of NSCCL has the responsibility of clearing and settlement of all deals executed by Trading Members (TM) on NSE, who clear and settle such deals through them. Primarily, the CM performs the following functions:
- Clearing – Computing obligations of all his TM's i.e. determining positions to settle.
- Settlement - Performing actual settlement. Only funds settlement is allowed at present.
- Risk Management – Setting position limits based on upfront deposits / margins for each TM.
Types of Clearing Members
- Trading Member Clearing Member (TM-CM)
A Clearing Member who is also a TM. Such CMs may clear and settle their own proprietary trades, their clients' trades as well as trades of other TM's & Custodial Participants
- Professional Clearing Member (PCM)
A CM who is not a TM. Typically banks or custodians could become a PCM and clear and settle for TM's as well as of the Custodial Participants
Clearing Member Eligibility Norms
- Net worth of at-least Rs.10 crores.
- Deposit of Rs. 50 lakhs to NSCCL which forms part of the security deposit of the CM.