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Which of the following claims would be covered by SIPC?
A. Claims of officers or partners of the failed firm
B. Claims involving nontransferable assets
C. Claims of subordinated lenders
D. Claims of persons who own more than 5% of the failed firm
Answer: B. SIPC only covers losses due to firm bankruptcy. It does not cover market losses. Nontransferable assets, such as proprietary funds and bonds in default, are covered as long as they are within the $500,000 limit for the account.
Additionally, the following claims are excluded from SIPC coverage:
- Claims of officers or partners of the failed firm
- Claims of persons who own more than 5% of the failed firm
- Claims of subordinated lenders