The Swiss Federal Department of Finance (FDF) published a notice on 24 June 2019 that in the event that the EU equivalence decision for Swiss trading venues is not extended beyond its current expiration date of 30 June 2019, it will remove the recognition that allows EU trading venues to offer trading in certain Swiss equity securities.
Due to this measure, the relevant EU trading venues have announced to delist certain equities securities of companies with a Swiss registered office and listed on a Swiss exchange in the event that Switzerland is not granted equivalence from the EU by Sunday 30th June 2019.
EuroCCP will continue to be authorized to offer clearing services both in the EU as well as in Switzerland and will continue to clear Swiss market securities.
The measure taken by the FDF will impact EU trading venues ability to admit to trading securities of companies with a Swiss registered office and listed on a Swiss exchange with effect from the start of trading on Monday 1st July 2019.
Clearing participants are advised to speak to the individual trading venues for further information.
EuroCCP’s clearing services remain unaffected.