Cash Settlement changes
NASDAQ OMX Clearing has today updated its list of authorized settlement banks for NASDAQ OMX Commodities and NASDAQ OMX Financial Markets. The list includes currently authorized settlement banks per currency plus banks that have committed to become authorized settlement banks by June 15, 2013 in connection with the launch of the new settlement solution and the Collateral Management Service for NASDAQ OMX Commodities. The updated list of authorized settlement banks is available at:
Clearing participants of NASDAQ OMX Commodities that currently conduct cash settlement through a bank that is not included in the updated list of authorized settlement banks may still be able to use their existing settlement bank for cash settlement on NASDAQ OMX Commodities. This is made possible through an interbank set-up where the non-authorized settlement bank opens accounts with an authorized settlement bank in the name of the clearing participant, acting as its agent. DNB has agreed to act as a facilitator for this set-up for NASDAQ OMX Commodities. Other authorized settlement banks may be added to this set-up in the future.
Default Fund changes
Under the EMIR regulation, NASDAQ OMX will no longer be able to fund the default fund contributions on behalf of any clearing participant. Consequently, Clearing Clients will either have to make its own contribution to the default fund or find a third party that can make the contributions on their behalf.
All clearing participants, including Clearing Clients, must contribute to the default fund by September 1, 2013.
The Clearing Clients’ default fund contribution is proportional to its exposure in the market(s) where it is active. The minimum contribution level for Clearing Clients to the default fund has been set to €30.000. The minimum contribution level for all other member categories of NASDAQ OMX Commodities will remain at €120.000.
Further information about NASDAQ OMX Clearing’s Default Fund is available at: http://www.nasdaqomx.com/europeanclearing/newsmandatorychanges/defaultfund/
NASDAQ OMX Clearing’s Collateral Management Service
As of June 10, 2013 NASDAQ OMX Clearing is launching a Collateral Management Service for the Commodities Market, changing the way collateral is posted and held by the Clearinghouse.
More information about NASDAQ OMX Clearing Collateral Management Service can be found on the following website: http://www.nasdaqomx.com/europeanclearing.
For further information, please contact NASDAQ OMX Commodities:
email@example.com, phone +46 8 405 6266
Sara Aadnesen, Director Corporate Communication, phone +47 6752 8080/+47 9060 0759, firstname.lastname@example.org
About NASDAQ OMX
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About NASDAQ OMX Commodities
NASDAQ OMX Commodities is the brand name for the NASDAQ OMX Group’s worldwide suite of commodity related products and services. The NASDAQ OMX Commodities offerings include power, natural gas and carbon emission markets and clearing services. NASDAQ OMX Commodities is a trademark of the NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA which is authorized as a commodity derivatives exchange by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance and supervised by the Norwegian Financial Supervisory Authority. All trades with NASDAQ OMX Commodities Europe are subject to clearing with NASDAQ OMX Clearing.
NASDAQ OMX Clearing is the trade name of NASDAQ OMX Stockholm AB which is authorized and supervised as a multi-asset clearinghouse by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority in Sweden as well as authorized to conduct clearing operation in Norway by the Norwegian Ministry of Finance.
For more information, visit www.nasdaqomxcommodities.com.
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