Office managers manage risk, not the traders. Traders are completely independent. The leverage is a function of being a member of an exchange and getting haircut relief. No one is actually borrowing you money. There is no backer. So no, there is no one to answer to who is putting up money. Volente, you really seem to have very little knowledge of the prop environment. Perhaps you should spend some more time researching the topic before you spend any more time on here pontificating about it. Just a suggestion.