Oslo Børs Adds EuroCCP
Oslo Børs will add EuroCCP as a third central counterparty, offering clearing services for trades executed on Oslo Børs.
As of 14 May testing of EuroCCP clearing services is available for customers in Oslo Børs CDS environment. Exchange member firms wishing to test EuroCCP’s clearing model for Oslo Børs, needs to liaise with their clearing participant / EuroCCP directly and Oslo Børs’ enablement team in order to configure the clearing set-up in Oslo Børs’ CDS environment.
A list of ISIN codes will be agreed bilaterally between EuroCCP the exchange member for testing purposes, to ensure a smooth and successful test.
The new test opportunity has no technical impacts for participants not initiating testing of EuroCCP’s clearing model.
We will announce more details about the technical launch of EuroCCP in Oslo Børs production environment in due course.
Source: Oslo Børs
Liquidity of interest rate swap clearing services will increase.
Volumes increased around elevenfold compared to March 2017.
Gross market value of outstanding OTC derivatives contracts last year fell to the lowest level since 2007.
It is a serious issue that some CCPs continue to lack sufficient liquidity-specific scenarios.
The launch meets demand for emerging market focused products.