Jersey Broker Dealer_License

Jersey Broker- Dealer License

The New Jersey Bureau of Securities is authorized to licence and regulate broker dealers within the state of New Jersey. No person (legal or natural) is authorized to conduct broker dealer activities in Jersey without a license granted by the New Jersey Bureau of Securities pursuant to the requirements Uniform Securities Law (1967).

Any person who is a member of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), desiring to transact business in the State of New Jersey as a broker-dealer shall file an application with the Bureau of Securities (the Bureau) by filing the application with the Central Registration Depository (CRD) on the form designated as Form BD, Uniform Application for Broker-Dealer Registration, or any successor form to the Form BD prescribed by the CRD for filing a broker-dealer application.

Broker Dealer means:

“Broker-dealer” means any person engaged in the business of effecting or attempting to effect transactions in securities for the accounts of others or for his own account. “Broker-dealer” does not include:

  1. an agent
  2. an issuer,
  3. a person who effects transactions in this State exclusively in securities described in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a) of section 3 of P.L.1967, c.93 (C.49:3-50), (4)
  4. a bank, savings institution, or trust company, or
  5. a person who effects transactions in this State exclusively with or through

the issuers of the securities involved in the transactions,

  1. other broker-dealers,
  2. banks, savings institutions, trust companies, insurance companies, investment companies as defined in the “Investment Company Act of 1940,” pension or profit-sharing trusts, or other financial institutions or institutional buyers, whether acting for themselves or as trustees or
  3. such other persons not otherwise within the intent of this subsection (c), as the bureau chief may by rule or order designate

Legal Requirements



Element Requirement(s)
Entity Requirements The entity making the application is a Jersey:

  1. a corporation,
  2. a partnership,
  3. an association,
  4. a joint-stock company
Director’s Requirements The licensee will need at least 2 (two) natural person Fit and Proper Directors of any jurisdiction.
Shareholder requirements
  • The license will need at least one shareholder.
  • Corporate shareholding is allowed and 100% foreign ownership is permitted.
Compliance Officer The management should ensure that the licensee appoints a compliance officer to ensure compliance with applicable laws and with the internal policies of the licensee by its employees, agents, and other contractors.
Jersey Office The applicant must have a physical place of business in Jersey
Auditor A licensee shall appoint annually a licensed auditor.
Insurance The applicant must have indemnity insurance coverage
Minimum Capital Requirements The minimum capital required for a registered broker-dealer shall be determined by rule of the bureau chief.
Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

USD 35,000

USD 45,000

USD 55,000

Tier 1

Tier 2

Tier 3

USD 35,000

USD 45,000

USD 55,000

Ongoing Requirements

  1. A licensee shall, within 4 months of the end of every financial year, forward to the Authority the audited financial statements referred to in subsection (1) unless prior written approval for an extension has been granted by the Authority.
  2. Filing of Audited Accounts: The licensee shall for the financial year beginning on the day on which it commences to carry on securities business; and for each subsequent year submit to the Commission, within ninety days after the end of the financial year, audited financial statements prepared in accordance with international accounting standards, and which contain such additional information as may be prescribed.
  3. The Licensee must maintain appropriate policies of insurance for the purpose of indemnifying such licensee against any liability that may be incurred as a result of any act or omission by the licensee or any of its officers or employees in the conduct of the licensee’s securities business.

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