Stock Exchange and Eurex central counterparty (CCP) trades


Stock exchange (SE) trades coming from the Frankfurt Stock Exchange via Xetra are transferred through the Eurex CCP-System into CASCADE LION (Lieferfreigabe online) and forwarded to T2S for settlement. Stock exchange trades (non-CCP) in collective safe custody (CSC) and non-collective safe custody (NCSC) securities from German Regional Stock Exchanges are routed via XontroTrade to CASCADE LION and forwarded to T2S.

Currently Eurex only forwards CCP instructions (delivery surplus and gross trades) in CSC securities to CASCADE. These instructions are forwarded to T2S for settlement of securities and cash in EUR.

The figure below illustrates the current settlement processing flow for non-CCP SE and Eurex CCP trades.

CBF will change the processing of stock exchange instructions. The main objective of the project “Stock Exchange Transactions Go OTC (SET-GO)” is to use the standard OTC functionality for non-cleared stock exchange trades. The current Lieferfreigabe Online (LION) functionality for the instruction management for non-cleared stock exchange trades will be replaced. A two-phased implementation approach has been defined for SET-GO:

  • ICSD Migration (Phase 1) – 22 November 2021: Instruction and lifecycle management for stock exchange instructions in NCSC securities to be executed and reported via Creation only;
  • CSD Migration (Phase 2) – 13 June 2022: Instruction and lifecycle management for stock exchange instructions in CSC / NCSC-T securities to be executed and reported via CASCADE / T2S.

For further details about the project, please refer to the Stock Exchange Transactions Go OTC - Introduction Note (May 2021) attached below. 

The SET-GO ICSD Migration Customer Simulation started in August 2021 and will be executed in two stages. Stage 1 ends on 21 September 2021 and Stage 2 will start on 11 October 2021. The  scope of the simulation can be found in the  related guideline.

The transition and deployment approach for the implementation of SET-GO ICSD migration is outlined in the related Customer Migration Guide. This document can be found as an attachment below.

CBF will offer dedicated migration reports for the ICSD migration in November 2021 and CSD migration in June 2022. Customers interested in such reports are invited to submit the attached order form. The due dates for obtaining the report of the respective migration step in simulation and / or production are shown in the cover letter of the form. 

As part of Clearstream’s Market Readiness activities, customers being a participant at a German stock exchange or their assigned Head Office are kindly requested to confirm their readiness for the implementation of SET-GO Phase 1 by 11 November 2021. The Customer Readiness Statement can be found as an attachment below.