Firms seeking to join the growing list of MIAX Pearl Equities members should take the following steps. The Membership Department will coordinate an introductory meeting which will lay the groundwork for the Membership and Technical Onboarding Process.
Step 1 - Membership Inquiries & Forms
Send an email to Membership@MIAXEquities.com with your firm’s name, contact information and whether you are interested in joining MIAX Pearl Equities as:
- An Equities Market Maker
- An Equities Order Entry Firm
- A Clearing Firm
- A Sponsored Participant
Review the following membership forms:
- Exchange Pre-Application Survey Form — In order to initiate the Membership Onboarding process, please complete and submit the Pre-Application Information Survey form. This brief form provides an overview profile of your firm and your membership needs including connectivity, operational and regulatory concerns. Once submitted, an Onboarding conference will be arranged to assist you through the Membership application process.
- MIAX User Agreement
- Pearl Equities Exchange New Member Application Form
- Existing Pearl Options Exchange Members — Addendum to apply as a Pearl Equities Member
Step 2 - Coordinate Onboarding Meeting
The MIAX Membership team will contact you to arrange an introductory meeting with the MIAX Business Development Team to discuss your firm’s goals, answer questions and to schedule an initial Technical Onboarding meeting.
Step 3 - Technical Onboarding
At the Technical Onboarding meeting, your firm will be introduced to the MIAX Onboarding team, including the MIAX Trading Operations team that will guide you through the entire onboarding process. Subject matter experts will be available to discuss network connectivity, application interfaces, functionality and operational issues. More information regarding the technical onboarding process is available here
Step 4 - Preparing to Trade
The MIAX Trading Operations team will coordinate follow-up meetings and testing with your appropriate subject matter experts as necessary until activation in the live trading environment.