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An entity must meet specific capital requirements before it can become a primary trader. The capital requirements for non-bank-related dealers are $50 million. Banks acting as primary traders need $1 billion of core capital (declared capital and reserves). Potential primary distributors must demonstrate that they have produced homogeneous markets in Treasuries for at least one year prior to their use. Primary bond traders must also hold at least 0.25% market share. Brokers applying for a place in the primary traders system must register with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). The main distributors in the United States are a system of banks and brokers that have been authorized by the Federal Reserve system to deal directly with government bonds. This system was put in place in 1960 by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) to implement monetary policy on behalf of the Fed. The Republic of Finland currently has 14 primary traders. Primary trading banks play an important role in the implementation of government bonds and in guaranteeing secondary market liquidity.

The State Ministry of Finance generally selects primary traders who act as leading banks for the organization of trade union issues. They also have the right to participate in auctions organized by the public treasury. The 2020 agreements and the framework agreement on pension operations will be published on www.debtnorway.no. Major distributors act as both intermediaries between the Debt Board and investors at auctions and as market makers. This means that they are committed to bidding at all auctions and to note the purchase and sale prices on the secondary market. An entity must meet specific capital requirements before it can become a primary trader. Cooperation with primary traders is based on the Primary Dealer Agreement 2020 (pdf) Primary dealers offer competitive competition for government orders and purchase the bulk of treasury bills, bonds and auction notes. Sovereign Securities Traders sell the cash they buy from the central bank to their clients, creating the initial market. You are required to make significant offers at new cash auctions. In a way, it can be said that primary merchants are grades for treasuries. A primary broker is a bank or other approved financial institution for trading securities with a national government. For example, a primary trader may pay new government bonds and act as a market maker for the U.S.

Federal Reserve. Primary government bond brokers must meet specific liquidity and quality requirements. They also provide central banks with a valuable flow of information on the state of global markets. Norges Bank, Government Debt Management, invites investment firms that have been licensed by their respective national regulatory authorities to apply as primary traders for Norwegian Treasuries and government bonds for 2020. The deadline for applications is Friday, June 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. Primary distributors offer offers and question prices on the secondary market for government bonds, which are the main government bonds. The Debt Office has entered into agreements with several banks to act as a trader of Swedish government bonds. Primary traders offer our main channel to reach a wide range of investors and reach an efficient state investment market. Primary traders are required to record prices and volumes of government bonds on the interbank market.