Following the official request in November 2017 in accordance with the provisions of MiFIR article 36, EuroCCP is pleased to announce that Borsa Italiana has permitted EuroCCP access to the Borsa Italiana trade feed. The target go-live date for clearing Borsa Italiana trades will be late Q3 – early Q4 2018.
The project implementation phase has begun for access to the Borsa Italiana markets listed below and EuroCCP will initially offer clearing services on the following markets, segments and financial instruments:
- Shares, Depositary Receipts and subscription/pre-emptive rights traded on MTA – Mercato Telematico Azionario (MIC Code MTAA)
- Shares and Depositary Receipts traded on the BIt Eq MTF – segment BIt Global Equity Market (BIt GEM) (MIC Code MTAH)
- ETFs traded on the ETF+ market (MIC code ETFP)
Borsa Italiana presented the details at its Technical User Group in Milan on 25 June which, together with communication of the CCP identifier, are available on the Borsa Italiana website.
Further details regarding client testing and the actual go-live date will be provided in due course.
Borsa Italiana will introduce EuroCCP as an additional CCP for its cash equity and ETF markets, on a Preferred CCP basis, which enables a trading participant to designate EuroCCP as its Preferred CCP. Should both parties to a trade designate EuroCCP as the Preferred CCP, the trade will be cleared by EuroCCP – otherwise, the trade will be cleared by the incumbent CCP. The Preferred CCP model does not require the incumbent CCP to interoperate with EuroCCP.
Since its inception, EuroCCP has been an advocate of open access for the benefit of clearing and trading participants alike. In addition, further requests for trade feed access have been submitted to other exchanges.
With the introduction of competition in these markets, clearing services will become more efficient whilst reducing post trade costs, as evidenced in those markets which already offer competitive clearing arrangements.