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Euronext Dublin – Client Readiness & Go-live

Following previous Newsflashes regarding preparation for EuroCCP clearing Euronext Dublin as sole CCP, EuroCCP, EUI and Euronext would like to inform clients that they must complete the following actions by the deadline 18 January 2019, or risk not being activated for live date 4 February 2019.

  1. Complete the EuroCCP Crest Static Data Form, and pay particular attention to Appendix 2 which requires clients to populate their respective SAT participant information. The venue MIC codes will change as part of this project and as a result, the following segment MIC codes will be used: XATL, XESM, and XSMS.  
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    Crest Static Data Form

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  2. Fully Complete the EuroCCP SoA for Euronext Dublin.
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    Euronext SoA - Ireland only

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Testing with Euronext Dublin, EuroCCP and EUI CSD

EuroCCP would also like to remind clients that “End-to-End” testing will be available to clients between 7 – 18 January 2019.

EuroCCP has agreed with EUI that testing will be limited to the following Security ISIN codes.

IE00BF0L3536                                                                                                    IE0001827041                                                                                                    IE00BYTBXV33                                                                                                        IE00B010DT83                                                                                                          IE00BBR67J55                                                                                                IE00B1RR8406                                                                                                IE0000020408                                                                                                  IE00B1FR8863                                                                                              GB00B9275X97                                                                                              IE0000730808                                                                                                GB0001500809                                                                                              GB0002374006                                                                                            GB0008847096                                                                                            GB00B9275X97                                                                                            GB00BDD1LS57                                                                                              GB00BY7QYJ50                                                                                            GB00BYYN4225                                                                                              GB0031477770                                                                                                GB00BGCC6189                                                                                                IE00BJYS1G50

To arrange testing, we would request that clients:-

  • Complete and return the EUI Testing form as soon as possible to ensure a suitable test slot is allocated – this can be found on EuroCCP’s website on the Euronext Dublin page, and from EUI.
  • Ensure that the testing request clearly states “Euronext Dublin testing” in the form, as this period is available only for Euronext Dublin.
  • Clearing Participants should contact Euronext’s CTSG team, EuroCCP’s Client Services team and EUI’s Client Testing Team to advise of their testing requirements.
  • Clearing Participants should advise Euronext Dublin of the trading participant ID which they wish to test AND provide EuroCCP with a completed “EuroCCP testing form”.
  • Once all test details have been received, EuroCCP will liaise with Euronext Dublin and EUI to ensure test environments are configured accordingly.
  • EuroCCP‘s testing environment is available each business day on a free of charge basis between 9:00-17:00 CET, with reporting available thereafter.

Further details on EuroCCP’s clearing services for Euronext Dublin can be found at EuroCCP’s Euronext Dublin webpage.

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

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 here the required information for 31 December 2018 in pdf format, or here for Excel format.

Euronext Dublin Client Testing

EuroCCP is pleased to advise that, as part of the preparation for clearing Euronext Dublin, “End-to-End” testing will be available to clients between 7 – 18 January 2019.

Euroclear UK & Ireland (EUI), as CSD, has waived the GBP 500 per day testing fee and clients will be required to complete the EUI Testing form prior to 24 December in order to ensure that a suitable test slot is available during the above dates. 

Testing with Euronext Dublin, EuroCCP and EUI CSD

To arrange testing, we would request that clients:-

  • Complete and return the EUI Testing form no later than 24 December 2018 to ensure a suitable test slot is allocated – this can be found on EuroCCP’s website on the Euronext Dublin page, and from EUI.
  • Ensure that the testing request clearly states “Euronext Dublin testing” in the form, as this period is available only for Euronext Dublin.  
  • Clearing Participants should contact Euronext’s CTSG team, EuroCCP’s Client Services team and EUI’s Client Testing Team to advise of their testing requirements.
  • Clearing Participants should advise Euronext Dublin of the trading participant ID which they wish to test AND provide EuroCCP with a completed “EuroCCP testing form”.
  • Once all test details have been received, EuroCCP will liaise with Euronext Dublin and EUI to ensure test environments are configured accordingly.
  • EuroCCP‘s testing environment is available each business day on a free of charge basis between 9:00-17:00 CET, with reporting available thereafter.

Updated Regulation EuroCCP Investment Policy

EuroCCP is pleased to announce that it has updated its Regulation EuroCCP Investment Policy (REIP).

The changes have been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Regulation and relate to the following:

  • A haircut will be taken in line with perceived risks when collateral in the form of securities is received
  • Clarification that, for the purposes of obtaining liquidity, EuroCCP may obtain short term financing from defined Credit Institutions or Central Banks. For this purpose, EuroCCP may use collateral provided by the Clearing Participants as collateral with these liquidity providers.
  • Clarification that EuroCCP may use cash provided by Clearing Participants as collateral for the purposes of making payments, in accordance with the provisions of EMIR.
  • EuroCCP shall hold cash overnight with Credit Institutions and shall ensure that such holdings are collateralised for not less than 95 percent, calculated over an average period of one calendar month (rather than collateralising by 102% on a daily basis), to align with EMIR requirements.

A track changes version of the Regulation is available.

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Regulation EuroCCP Investment Policy

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End of year timings 2018

EuroCCP is pleased to confirm the timelines for the distribution of Client reporting between 24 December and 2 January, as follows:-

24 December 2018

EuroCCP will distribute end-of-day CIF & CHC files at the usual time.  These reports will form the basis for the margin calls issued in the morning of Thursday 27 December 2018.  Clearing Participants may wish to deposit additional collateral on Monday 24 December in order to avoid a margin call on 27 December.

25  and 26 December 2018

EuroCCP will be closed and no CIF & CHC files will be distributed.  No margin calls will be made.

27 December 2018

EuroCCP will be open and CIF & CHC files will be distributed at the usual time.  Margin calls will be made at the usual times.

31 December 2018

EuroCCP will distribute end of day CIF & CHC files at the usual time.  Clearing Participants may wish to deposit additional collateral on Monday 31 December in order to avoid a margin call on 2 January.

2 January 2019

EuroCCP will be open and CIF & CHC files distributed at the usual time.  Margin calls will be made at the usual times.

 

Updated Collateral Standard Settlement Instructions

We are pleased to inform you that the SSIs for EuroCCP’s mandatory Collateral account and Clearing Fund contributions for fixed income (bonds) will change as from 1 January 2019.

In addition, we would confirm that EuroCCP’s Regulation Collateral has been reviewed and, pursuant to clause 6.2.2 of the Clearing Rule Book, EuroCCP has amended the percentage of collateral required to be held by EuroCCP from 70% to 100%.

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Regulation Collateral

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Should you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact EuroCCP Client Services: clientservices@euroccp.com or Relationship Management: rm@euroccp.com.

EuroCCP clearing Borsa Italiana trades from 3 December 2018

EuroCCP is delighted to announce that regulatory approval was received today to provide clearing services for trades executed on Borsa Italiana’s Regulated Markets and MTF – Mercato Telematico Azionairo (MTA), Borsa Italiana Equity MTF and ETFplus Market.

The service will be available on a Preferred CCP basis for shares, equity certificates and exchange traded funds traded on Borsa Italiana.

Since its inception and in close cooperation with the clearing community, EuroCCP has been an advocate of open access for the benefit of clearing and trading participants alike.  With the introduction of EuroCCP as a Preferred CCP on Borsa Italiana’s three platforms, clearing services will become even more efficient by reducing post trade costs, increasing cross-venue netting opportunities and optimising operational processes.

We would refer you to Borsa Italiana’s website, which provides further information on this announcement.

EuroCCP’s test environment is available to clearing participants that may wish to undertake testing through Borsa Italiana’s test environment.

Clearing participants wishing to clear trades executed on Borsa Italiana with EuroCCP should ensure that:-

  • Trading firms wishing to test trades executed on Borsa Italiana with EuroCCP liaise with their clearing participant and advise Borsa Italiana’s membership team of their intentions via email to membership@borsaitaliana.it
  • A new Comp ID must be activated by the trading members via the Borsa Italiana member portal, adding EuroCCP as the Preferred CCP
  • EuroCCP’s Relationship Management team is advised of their implementation plans and intended go-live date, so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
  • The Borsa Italiana Statement of Authority is completed.
  • The completed form is forwarded to clientservices@euroccp.com.
  • Further details can be found on EuroCCP’s Borsa Italiana page.

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Borsa Italiana SoA

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EuroCCP clearing Oslo Børs trades from 1 November 2018

EuroCCP is delighted to announce that regulatory approval has been obtained to provide clearing services for trades executed on Oslo Børs from 1 November 2018.

This will be a fully interoperable service for shares, equity certificates and exchange traded funds traded on Oslo Børs.

Since its inception, EuroCCP has been an advocate of open access for the benefit of clearing and trading participants alike.  With the introduction of EuroCCP as the third CCP for Oslo Børs, clearing services will become even more efficient by reducing post trade costs, increasing cross-venue netting opportunities and optimising operational processes.

We would refer you to Oslo Børs Delta News, which provides further information on this announcement.

EuroCCP’s test environment is available to clearing participants that may wish to undertake testing through Oslo Børs’ test environment.

Clearing Participants wishing to clear trades executed on Oslo Børs with EuroCCP should:-

  • Advise EuroCCP’s Relationship Management team of their implementation plans and intended go-live date, so that the necessary arrangements can be made.
  • Complete the Oslo Børs Statement of Authority .

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Oslo Børs SoA

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Successful T2S Danish Kroner Migration

Following the successful migration of Danish Kroner denominated settlement activity to T2S, the TARGET2 Securities platform, on Saturday 27 October 2018, we are pleased to announce that EuroCCP is now a Directly Connected Party to the T2S Platform for VP Securities, the Danish Central Securities Depository.

This is another important milestone which demonstrates EuroCCP’s commitment to providing its clients with the most efficient access to local markets, which improves settlement efficiency.  EuroCCP will continue to support direct access to  local markets and has committed to join future T2S migrations as they arise.

We are pleased to confirm that all pending settlement instructions have been successfully migrated to T2S.

Danish settlement instructions with trade date Friday 26 October 2018 for intended settlement date Tuesday 30 October 2018 will be migrated to T2S on Monday 29 October 2018.