Euroclear Finland – Partial settlements and EuroCCP to mandate PARQ indicator

Please be aware that Euroclear Finland has confirmed the introduction of partial settlement on trade date 30 September 2019. EuroCCP will therefore mandate the use of PARQ for this market in keeping with its Regulation Settlement.

The main changes impacting EuroCCP’s services incorporate:

  • Partial settlement functionality.
  • Settlement agent Power of Attorney.

Partial Settlement

The partial settlement windows for settlement instructions against payment are scheduled at 11:00, 13:00 and 16:30 EET.

Clearing Participants need to ensure that the settlement instructions submitted into the settlement system include the PARQ indicator. This is a mandatory requirement and Clearing Participants are responsible for informing any trading members that they must update their settlement instructions to reflect the PARQ indicator on 30 September 2019.

Settlement Agent Power of Attorney

Settlement instructions sent to the Clearing Participant’s settlement agent under the Settlement Agent Power of Attorney (PoA), will be enriched to include the partial indicator PARQ and the status of the PoA settlement instruction will be “released” (NEWM).


Clients are encouraged to test the new functionality to ensure a smooth migration and that the enriched settlement agent POA instructions flow STP in participants post trade systems.

EuroCCP will support testing from 5 August 2019 until 9 September 2019 and clients can contact EuroCCP’s testing team at: to arrange support.

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact EuroCCPs Relationship Management Team.


Swiss Equivalence

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.

Tim Beckwith Joins EuroCCP as Head of Commercial Development

Amsterdam and London, 25 June 2019 – EuroCCP, Europe’s leading equities clearinghouse, today announces the appointment of Tim Beckwith as Head of Commercial Development. Mr Beckwith joins from LCH Ltd where he was a Director and Head of Sales and Relationship Management for equities.

In his new role, Mr Beckwith will lead a team of eight people with responsibility for sales, relationship management, client services, marketing and product development. He will focus on advancing and growing client relationships, generating new business and looking for opportunities to create new products and services that address clients’ needs.

Mr Beckwith has extensive financial markets experience and has worked for the past 10 years in senior client relationship and business development roles in major financial institutions including London Stock Exchange Group and Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Mr Beckwith will report directly to EuroCCP’s CEO, Cécile Nagel.

Commenting on the appointment, Ms Nagel said: “EuroCCP is a client centric organisation and we are proud of our strong engagement and partnership with our clients. I am delighted that we have been able to recruit someone with Tim’s industry knowledge and experience to help us develop the business and address clients’ needs in a continuously changing environment.”

Mr Beckwith will join EuroCCP on 1st July as part of the firm’s Senior Management Team. His recruitment follows the appointment of David Hatton as Chief Technology Officer in May.

EuroCCP Appoints David Hatton as Chief Technology Officer

Amsterdam and London, 14 May 2019 – EuroCCP, Europe’s leading equities clearinghouse, today announces the appointment of David Hatton as Chief Technology Officer. Mr Hatton will take over from Albert-Jan Huizing, who has decided to step down at the end of June 2019 having worked at EuroCCP since its formation in 2007.

Mr Hatton brings 25 years financial services technology experience having worked across Europe in London, Frankfurt, Paris and Geneva. He joined LCH in 2011 and helped build and launch their Foreign Exchange Clearing Service – ForexClear. In 2014, Mr Hatton moved to Paris as Head of IT for CDSClear where he led the technical aspects of their transformation programme and had overall responsibility for IT Strategy, Run and Change. Most recently David was Product Owner for the FX Option Migration Project at Commerzbank AG.

Reporting directly to EuroCCP’s CEO, Cécile Nagel, Mr Hatton will be responsible for setting the firm’s IT strategy and managing the IT function across infrastructure, application development and support.

Commenting, Ms Nagel said: “I am delighted that David has chosen to join EuroCCP. As we continue to develop our business, we need to understand how existing and new technology can help support our growth and bring efficiencies to our clients.”

Since its inception, EuroCCP has become one of the pre-eminent pan-European equities CCPs, with access to 36 venues including CBOE Europe, Euronext, the London Stock Exchange, Nasdaq and SIX Swiss Exchange.

Paying tribute to Albert-Jan Huizing, Ms Nagel added: “He has been integral to the development and success of EuroCCP since it was launched more than 10 years ago, helping turn the business into one of Europe’s leading market infrastructures. His contribution and counsel will be missed.”

Mr Hatton will join EuroCCP on 20th May 2019 allowing for handover and a smooth transition.

Reporting on Capital Requirement Regulation

The Capital Requirement Regulation (EU 575/2013-CRR) requires EuroCCP to disclose information to allow a Clearing Participant to determine its own funds requirement for its exposure on EuroCCP.

Accordingly, please find the information for 31 March 2019

in pdf format,


in Excel format.

Updated Regulation Fees and Penalties

EuroCCP is committed to continue to provide a competitive and valuable service to its clients and the industry.  To support this, we would like to inform you that following EuroCCP’s annual pricing review, EuroCCP’s fee schedule will be amended effective from 1 May 2019 as follows:

  1. Clearing Participant Membership fee  (General and Direct) : Increase from EUR 12,000 to EUR 20,000 per annum
  2. Trading Participant Membership fee:  increase  from EUR 2,500 to EUR 3,500 per annum.
  3. Clearing fee cap: increase from  EUR 130,000 to EUR 140,000 per month.

The key drivers for our increase are set out below.

EuroCCP has incurred increased workload and additional costs because of Brexit and the contingency arrangements that we have had to put in place for our clients, specifically onboarding new EU platforms and new EU members.  There are also additional ongoing costs as a result of servicing the new EU platforms, as well as managing member flows between entities to ensure continuity of services in all Brexit scenarios.

EuroCCP continues to invest and develop its business to deliver greater efficiencies to clients.  Specifically, clearing members are able to consolidate more activity through EuroCCP as we have recently established connections to Euronext Dublin, Oslo Bors, Borsa Italiana and Morgan Stanley MTF.  The preferred clearing model on Euronext and Borsa Italiana is live and we encourage members to take full advantage of the lower clearing fees and the netting benefits available by choosing EuroCCP as their preferred CCP.  We plan to go live with connections to additional venues, including Deutsche Boerse in the coming months.

The fee increase will also cater for EuroCCP’s continuous strengthening of its risk and control framework in an ever increasingly demanding regulatory environment.

Finally, we are looking at a number of opportunities, such as additional products and service improvements to help us deliver further efficiencies for our clients.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continuous support.

Should you wish to discuss trade feed access and netting opportunities or have any questions regarding the above changes please contact EuroCCP’s Relationship Management team.

A copy of the new fee schedule can be found below.

Clearing Rule Book changes (consulation 20 March 2019)

EuroCCP has published an updated version of its Clearing Rule Book (“CRB”) on its website.

The changes primarily relate to a number of recovery tools which are included in EuroCCP’s recovery plan and which require the involvement of the Clearing Participants.

A memorandum outlining the changes to the CRB also been posted on EuroCCP’s website.

The changes to the CRB are open for consultation pursuant to article 3.7.3 of the CRB. The 30 calendar day consultation period ends on 18 April 2019.

The relevant provisions are expected to apply shortly after the end of the consultation period. 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 (if required).

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

Aquis Exchange Europe go live preparations

Aquis Exchange Europe has announced its plan for a soft go-live in order to ensure a smooth transition. From Wednesday 20 March 2019, trading will be available in the following twelve selected securities:-

ISIN Currency Operating MIC
NL0000440584 EUR AQEU
IT0003697080 EUR AQEU
ES0105128005 EUR AQEU
BE0003853703 EUR AQEU
FR0004024222 EUR AQEU
DE0005493092 EUR AQEU
SE0000191827 SEK AQEU
BSP951331318 DKK AQEU
FI4000197934 EUR AQEU

Clearing Participants wishing to start trading on the new platform need to ensure that the following is completed:-

  • Statement of Authority fully completed and 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 webpage.

EuroCCP and Brexit

Following EuroCCP’s Newsflash dated 28 January 2019 regarding the establishment of new EU-based venues in advance of the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union, EuroCCP is very pleased to inform you that it has obtained the necessary regulatory approvals to provide post-trade services to the EU-based entities of Aquis, Cboe Equities and Turquoise.

EuroCCP and the three trading venues have been working together to put in place measures to allow customers to continue their trading and clearing activity post Brexit.  Specifically, it is expected that the EU-based entities of Aquis Exchange, Cboe Equities Europe and Turquoise will offer market participants the ability to trade in EU-listed ISINs following Brexit, while continuing to operate their UK based trading venues for trading of UK and Swiss-listed ISINs.  EuroCCP will activate the clearing arrangements in EU-listed ISINs as soon as the new EU-based venues are ready to go live.

In order to ensure a smooth go-live, EuroCCP is seeking to have all new clearing memberships in place prior to the agreed go live date. Clearing Participants are encouraged to have the following completed as soon as possible:-

  • 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 webpage.


EuroCCP and Deutsche Börse AG  

Separately, the anticipated go-live date for EuroCCP’s access to Deutsche Börse is being postponed from 29 March to 27 May 2019 at the earliest.   EuroCCP’s resources have been focused on changes related to Brexit as clearing members and trading venues have increasingly started to execute their Brexit contingency arrangements.  Additional time is required to finalise the work required prior to go live, including ensuring technical readiness and obtaining required regulatory approvals and EuroCCP is now actively working on this.

EuroCCP to Provide Post-Trade Services to EU-Based Entities of Aquis Exchange, Cboe Europe Equities and Turquoise

Amsterdam and London, 18 March 2019 – EuroCCP, Europe’s leading equities clearinghouse, today confirms that it has obtained the necessary regulatory approvals to provide post-trade services to the EU-based entities of Aquis Exchange, Cboe Europe Equities and Turquoise.

Working together, Aquis Exchange, Cboe Europe Equities, Turquoise and EuroCCP have developed a facility that will enable customers to continue with their trading and clearing activity post-Brexit. Specifically, it is expected that the EU-based entities of the three trading venues will offer market participants the ability to trade in EU-listed securities following Brexit, while continuing to operate their UK-based trading venues for the trading of UK and Swiss-listed securities. EuroCCP will activate the clearing arrangements in EU-listed securities as soon as the new EU-based venues are ready to go live.

While the uncertainty continues and despite the increasing likelihood that there may be a delay to Brexit, we are still focused on our preparations in case the UK leaves the EU on 29th March,” said Cécile Nagel, Chief Executive Officer of EuroCCP.

She continued: “In addition to today’s announcement, we have also successfully on-boarded six new EU-based entities acting as clearing members, together with more than 10 new EU-based trading members. Our work with all market participants has intensified in recent weeks as we set up and operate the new memberships, to secure frictionless pre- and post-trading activity in EU-based and UK-based products after Brexit.”

In order to ensure a smooth go-live, EuroCCP is seeking to have all new clearing memberships in place prior to the go live date agreed with the new venues, which currently remains as 1st April 2019.

As of end 2018, EuroCCP was able to access close to 90% of European equities markets and achieved a share of over 30% of clearing in this competitive environment.