OPTIONS: SIPC Account Protection


As a member of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), funds are available to meet customer claims up to a ceiling of $500,000, including a maximum of $250,000 for cash claims. For additional information regarding SIPC coverage, including a brochure, please contact SIPC at (202) 371-8300 or visit www.sipc.org.

Securities transaction are cleared through Apex Clearing Corporation (“Apex”), member of FINRA and SIPC. Apex has purchased an additional insurance policy to supplement SIPC protection. This additional insurance policy, widely known as “excess SIPC,” becomes available to customers in the event that SIPC limits are exhausted. This additional insurance provides protection for securities and cash up to an aggregate limit of $150 million, subject to sub-limits for any one customer of $37.5 million for securities and $900,000 for cash. Similar to SIPC protection, this additional insurance does not protect against a loss in the market value of securities.

Futures and forex based products are ineligible for SIPC and FDIC protection.