Risk Management for Brokers

Brokers offering the cTrader platform will be able to provide their dealing and RTO departments with a full-featured risk management solution, which is part of the all-inclusive cBroker platform. From cBroker, you can view exposure, open positions and pending orders in real-time. You can also change margin requirements, liquidity feeds and any other related settings on-the-fly.

Make use of a carefully-designed trading platform solution with a variety of practical risk management settings.

Change all settings in real-time for taking immediate action.
No server restart, or waiting for the weekend’s end necessary.

Dynamic Leverage

In cBroker, you can create unlimited dynamic leverage profiles, where multiple tiers of volume can be defined. When reached, a dynamic reduction of leverage takes place, which increases margin requirements for the range of exposure, which falls within a tier. Each Symbol, in each Group, can have its own Dynamic Leverage profile assigned for ultimate granularity. Two settings are available to decide what happens when exposure is decreased: the margin can either be released proportionally, or it can be recalculated for all open positions.

Liquidity Feeds

Integrate and manage multiple liquidity price feeds, which can be connected to your cServer, to simultaneously switch either Quote or Trade connection on-the-fly. Easily manage backup feeds for redundancy and risk management, or access separate sources for a different range of markets. Liquidity feeds can be selected on a per symbol basis.

B-Book Execution Settings

Choose how internalized orders are executed in your environment. Reduce the risk of arbitrage by setting an execution delay range on B-Book orders – a setting, which can be applied on a per group and per symbol basis. Decide on the method used to fill internal orders. Available options include:

Full Access

The trader has no limitations on their trading account.

Close Only

The trader can close positions, but can’t create new ones, or increase existing positions.

Trading Disabled

The trader can sign into the platform in a view-only mode, implying that no trading actions can be performed.

Real-time risk reporting enables you to view all exposures, open positions
and pending orders from a single, unified broker management platform.

Price Filters

A combination of price filters exists to reduce order rejections, protect traders from false pending order triggers,
as well as to prevent off-market quotes and arbitrage situations on B-Book.

Negative Spread Filter

Filter out quotes that are out of sync with the rest of the market from your liquidity feed. Quotes that fall outside of the specified tolerance will be dropped.

Stale Quote Filter

Apply a timeout range, which will filter out old quotes, and prevent traders from trading on prices that are no longer valid.

Quote Throttling

Too many quotes can affect platform performance due to bandwidth congestion and application load. Prevent LPs from spamming your clients with quotes by throttling, using a predefined interval.


Margin Calculation Types

There are three different margin calculation types, to calculate the required margin for traders’ long
and short positions in the most convenient manner, for each symbol.


This calculation type will use margin according to the greatest value of required margin of the long and short positions for each symbol.


This calculation type will net off the required margin of the long and short positions for each symbol.


This calculation type adds together the margin requirements of long and short positions for each symbol.

Custom Trading Sessions

Trading sessions can be configured separately for each symbol. These settings can be modified to reflect your LP’s or data provider’s schedule, as well as your own risk and business management needs.

The settings are as simple, as adjusting the session start and end times for each day, and identifying a session break from a session close. Trading session information is delivered to users inside the cTrader platform.

Trading Modes

Different trading modes are available for each symbol. These include Full Access (which allows normal trading), Close Only, Disabled (with execution of pending orders), and Fully Disabled.

Modify your symbols’ trading modes instantly, based on your operational needs, which may require suspending trading, or phasing out specific symbols. It’s also possible to enable and disable short selling for any symbol you offer.