Clearing Rule Book Consultation – May 2021 – Now Closed

On 11 May 2021 EuroCCP published an updated version of its Clearing Rule Book (“CRB”) on its website for consultation.

The changes to the CRB were open for consultation for a 30 calendar day consultation period. This period ended on 10 June 2021.

The purpose of the changes is to facilitate the clearing of certain types of equity derivative instruments as traded on the Cboe Europe Derivatives trading venue. As announced on 29 April 2021, Cboe has confirmed a go-live date of 6 September 2021 for Cboe Europe Derivatives, its new Amsterdam-based equity derivatives exchange, subject to regulatory approval.

We have received valuable comments which we will now further assess. A final version of the updated CRB is expected to be published on EuroCCP’s website in the next few weeks. EuroCCP expects the changes to apply as of Monday 6 September 2021.

Clearing Participants will be notified by Newsflash upon the new CRB being available on EuroCCP’s website.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

EuroCCP to extend clearing to Euronext Oslo Growth Market

EuroCCP will be extending its clearing services to the Euronext Growth Oslo Market (previously known as MERKUR), with the target launch 28 June 2021.  The extension of clearing for the Norwegian growth stocks is subject to regulatory approval.

Euronext issued a market notice 20th May of the new cleared service including testing arrangements.

EuroCCP will support member testing from 2 June 2021.  Trades executed on the segment and cleared by EuroCCP will be reported with the MIC “MERK” in the daily CIF files.

Please note for those members already active on Oslo Bors and using EuroCCP, no additional setup is required and your existing connectivity will include the clearing of the Growth Market when the service goes live.

Please do not hesitate to contact the EuroCCP Relationship Management team

EuroCCP Relationship Management
T.   +44 207 131 3430
rm@euroccp.com|euroccp.com

Clearing Rule Book Consultation – May 2021

Dear Clearing Participant,

EuroCCP is pleased to announce that an updated version of its Clearing Rule Book is now available below for consultation, together with a memo including reading instructions.

 
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EuroCCP Clearing Rule Book WORD COMPARISON

Consultation version 11 May 2021

 

The following regulations will also be updated.

  • Regulation Margin
  • Regulation Settlement
  • Regulation Clearing Days
  • Regulation Clearing Hours
  • Regulation Transfer and Open/Close (new)
  • Regulation Clearing Fund
  • Regulation Trade Refusal
  • Regulation Portability
  • Regulation Derivatives(new)

The updated versions of the following Regulations are available below for review.

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Equity Derivative Regulations

Consultation versions 11 May 2021

The purpose of the changes is to facilitate the clearing of certain types of equity derivative instruments as traded on the Cboe Europe Derivatives trading venue. As announced on 29 April 2021, Cboe has confirmed a go-live date of 6 September 2021 for Cboe Europe Derivatives, its new Amsterdam-based equity derivatives exchange, subject to regulatory approval. The types of equity derivative instruments that will be cleared by EuroCCP are set out in the Regulation Derivatives. Further information can be found in the EuroCCP Clearing Rule Book and Regulations consultation memo.

Pursuant to Article 3.7.3 of the Clearing Rule Book, the changes to the Clearing Rule Book are open for consultation for a period of 30 calendar days, starting on 11 May 2021 and ending on 10 June 2021.

EuroCCP expects the changes to apply as of Monday 6 September 2021. Clearing Participants will be advised of the outcome of the consultation by newsflash following the consultation period.

All changes are subject to regulatory review and approval.

Should you wish to take part in the consultation process or have questions relating to these changes, please contact the EuroCCP Legal and Compliance Department at compliance@euroccp.com.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cboe Europe Derivatives Launch – Go-live announced

Dear EuroCCP Member,

I am delighted to inform you that Cboe has confirmed a go-live date for Cboe Europe Derivatives, its new Amsterdam-based equity derivatives exchange, of Monday, 6 September 2021, subject to regulatory approvals.

As you’ll be aware, EuroCCP is expanding into equity derivatives to provide clearing services for this exchange. This is the first major joint initiative between the two companies since EuroCCP was acquired by Cboe in July 2020. 

We are also excited by the group of participants that have been secured, so far, to participate in the initiative.  Participant bank and clearing firms include ABN Amro Clearing, Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. Market-makers and proprietary trading firms that have already confirmed their participation include All Options, Da Vinci Derivatives, DRW, Flow Traders, Liquid Capital Markets and Susquehanna International Securities. 

The press release regarding these announcements is attached.   

http://ir.cboe.com/press-releases

Expanding into equity derivatives is a natural expansion of EuroCCP’s pan-European cash equities business, and we couldn’t be more thrilled to help bring competition to the European equity derivatives marketplace through this initiative as part of the Cboe group. 

The exchange will launch initially with futures and options based on six Cboe Europe equity indices, with further products added based on customer demand.  

I would like to thank you for your continued support and on behalf of the EuroCCP team, I look forward to continuing our partnership and collaboration to bring efficient clearing and innovation to you.

Cécile Nagel

CEO, EuroCCP N.V.

Risk Replatform go-live date

Following our previous communication and successful client testing, EuroCCP are ready to confirm the go-live date of 19 April 2021 on the replacement of our current risk system (“CoH”) with a new risk system (“CleaRisQ”). The new risk reports are intended to replace the existing set of CoH reports.

EuroCCP will use the existing delivery methods currently in place upon implementation.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Change of Contact Details for EuroCCP London

Dear Clearing Participant,

Please be aware that EuroCCP’s contact details are changing.

The Relationship Management hotline is now +44 207 131 3430:

For all queries related to:

  • General EuroCCP interest
  • Business Development & Sales queries
  • Request for direct Relationship Manager assistance:

E-mail: rm@euroccp.com

For all queries related to:

  • Onboarding material
  • Member Reporting
  • Statement of Authority, Power of Attorney, Direct Debit forms
  • Client related static data: Netting forms and SSI changes

E-mail: clientservices@euroccp.com

For all queries related to:

  • Client & Platform testing,

E-mail: clienttesting@euroccp.com

 

The Operations hotline is now +31 20 5703 333

Department coverage hours are 08:00 – 20:00 CET (07.00-19.00 UK time):

For all queries related to:

  • Day-to-day operational questions
  • Settlements
  • Funding
  • Instrument static data

E-mail: mbo@euroccp.com

  • Margin
  • Collateral
  • Payments

E-mail: collateral@euroccp.com

  • Corporate Actions / Income

E-mail: ca@euroccp.com

  • Partial/Splitting Requests

E-mail: partials@euroccp.com

Landline telephone numbers for EuroCCP’s London Office will also change and details of updated individual contacts numbers including the above hotline changes can be found on the “contact us” webpage on the company website.  The link is shown below;

https://euroccp.com/home/contact-us/contacts/

All new contact details are effective immediately and the previous contact numbers will be discontinued by the end of March 2021.   All lines are temporary diverted until this date.

Please kindly update your contact information and we look forward to serving you as usual with the new telephone numbers.

Please also be aware that effective 1st May 2021 EuroCCP’s London Office address will change. EuroCCP’s new address in London will be;

11 Monument St

5th Floor

London

EC3R 8AF

UK

EuroCCP’s contact details, visiting address and registered address in Amsterdam will remain unchanged.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

2020 Highlights

In what was a challenging year for us all, EuroCCP were able to strengthen  and grow, and that’s down to our valued customers and partners.

2021 will introduce further growth, new venues, and services for EuroCCP, and we look forward to your continued support.

Please see our 2020 highlights report.

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Sanctions on Chinese Military companies

Effective 11 January 2021, U.S. Executive Order 13959 issued by President Trump (the “Order”) becomes effective. The Order prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in certain securities transactions involving entities identified in or pursuant to the Order.  Details of the Order and guidance on interpretation of the Order issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) can be found using the link below:

Chinese Military Companies Sanctions

EuroCCP is not a U.S. person for the purposes of this Order.

EuroCCP would like to remind Clearing Participants of their responsibility to ensure they act in accordance with any applicable limitations or obligations arising under U.S. law.

EuroCCP will continue to monitor the U.S. sanctions regulations and will notify you of any actions EuroCCP decides to take. Clearing Participants are reminded that nothing contained in this newsflash constitutes legal advice, and Clearing Participants are encouraged to monitor the evolving status of U.S. sanctions regulations and act accordingly.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Sigma-X EU MTF – Go live announced

Following EuroCCP’s Newsflash dated 30 November, Sigma X has now confirmed that 21 December is the go-live date of its EU entity – Sigma X Europe MTF.

Through its EU entity Sigma X Europe MTF (MIC-code SGMU), Sigma X will enable participants to continue trading in EEA symbols only (excluding UK and Swiss) and will continue to operate its UK based trading venue Sigma X UK (MIC-code SGMX) for trading with the same market coverage as today.

Clearing Participants wishing to trade on Sigma X Europe MTF will need to have the following actions completed as soon as possible with EuroCCP:

·         Statement of Authority signed

·         Netting set up agreed

·         Standard Settlement Instructions (SSIs) confirmed

·         Successful testing undertaken

Further information on membership applications, client testing and transition arrangements can be found at EuroCCP’s EU based venues & Brexit web page.

Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.