The documentation for cTrader Copy uses the following terms.
Environment. A dedicated trading server that is itself an instance of the backend solution provided by Spotware. Environments can have any naming; our generic setup includes one
demo and one
Plant. A collection of several environments. In most cases, one plant contains all environments managed by a single broker.
Broker/White Label (WL). An entity whose main purpose is to segregate accounts registered on the same plant. As such, it can refer to different White Labels or jurisdictions. By default, a plant has just one White Label but new White Labels can be added on request with no restrictions.
Plant mode. A configuration that defines the availability of certain strategies to investors as well as the availability of the Copy service in general.
Strategy provider. A trader who registers a strategy inside the cTrader Copy service.
Strategy fees. Predefined fees that a strategy provider takes from their investors.
Investor. A trader who allocates a certain amount of funds to replicate the trades performed by the strategy provider.
Collateral balance. A special ledger the main purpose of which is to ensure that a broker can always pay the fees its investors owe to any and all strategy providers registered with other brokers.
If you have access to the cBroker back office, you can learn more about collateral balance by watching the ‘How to Interpret Data from the Collateral Application’ video available in the Home application.