I've been thinking about this for a while now but just can't figure it out and if someone can shed some light on this I'd appreciate it. I would imagine clearing fees for SWIFT is not any cheaper than US prop firms that self clears. Then why does US firms charge 10X the amount for commission? Even if SWIFT takes 30%, for high volume traders it's still alot cheaper to go with SWIFT. I want to open a branch office in Asia but SWIFT has allocated the territory I want already. If any US firms can match SWIFT's model and commissions and interested in opening offices please PM me. Thanks.