On December 31st, the CFTC published amendments to its regulations regarding the minimum adjusted net capital requirements for futures commission merchants and introducing brokers. The amendments: (i) increase the required minimum dollar amount of adjusted net capital that an IB must maintain from $30,000 to $45,000; (ii) increase the required minimum dollar amount of adjusted net capital that an FCM must maintain from $250,000 to $1,000,000; (iii) amend the computation of an FCM's margin-based minimum adjusted net capital requirement to incorporate into the calculation customer and noncustomer positions in over-the-counter derivative instruments that are submitted for clearing by the FCM to derivatives clearing organizations or other clearing organizations; (iv) specify capital deductions for FCM proprietary cleared OTC derivative positions based on the deductions required by the Commission's regulations for FCM proprietary positions in exchange traded futures contracts and options contracts; and (v) amend the FCM capital computation to increase the applicable percentage of the total margin-based requirement for futures, options and cleared OTC derivative positions in noncustomer accounts to eight percent. The amendments are effective March 31, 2010. 74 FR 69279.