C7 Releases

C7 Release 8.0

This C7 Release 8.0 contains report enhancements as well as a change in processing of cash settled stock options resulting from exercises and assignments. In addition, this release contains the FIXML Broker migration to Java (previously planned for C7 Release 7.1).

Simulation start: 20 September 2021 
Production start: 22 November 2021 

Cash settlement of exercised/assigned OSTK contracts 
The new processing of pure cash transactions resulting from exercise/assignment of stock option contracts (OSTK) comes in hand with the migration from CCP system to the new C7 SCS infrastructure.

Please note that the harmonization of Corporate Action processing has been moved out of this release and will be implemented at a later date. 

C7 7.1 timeline (1)

 

System Documentation

Messaging Interfaces Connectivity

  • N7 Network Access Guide_v2.0.59
    Publication date: 20 April 2021
    This document provides details on the network access options for T7 and Eurex Clearing's interfaces. It includes detailed technical background information, such as router equipment information and port numbers for the configuration of firewalls

  • C7 Release 8.0 Focus Call | Presentation
    Publication date: 09 Sep 2021
    This presentation contains information about Harmonization of Corporate Action processing, Cash settled stock options processing, FIXML Broker migration, among other topics.

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Release Items/Participants Requirements

Feature/Enhancement  

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Action Item  

Cash settlement of exercised/assigned OSTK contracts 

Corporate action processing of cash transactions resulting from exercise/assignment of stock option contracts (e.g. cash settled flexible contracts or settlement of fractions) will be brought in line with the migration to C7 SCS. Cash transaction types 294 CASH SETTLEMENT PAID and 296 CASH SETTLEMENT RCV will be generated and processed with a value date T+1. 

Clearing Members need to make the necessary adjustments on the reporting tools to support the new values. No new fields are being introduced. Reports impacted:  

  • “RPTCB702” Cash Settled Contracts Overview  

  • “RPTCE770” Exercise and Assign Overview 

  • “RPTCD710” Daily Cash Account CM 

Deliverable Bonds 

The text version of the “RPTCE038” Deliverable Bonds Report will be decommissioned. Only the xml version and csv format of the report will be generated and provided. 

Clearing Members are requested to make the necessary adjustments on the reporting tools. 


Collateral security enhancements 

Collateral reports will be affected by the removal of obsolete fields and smaller enhancements providing additional security information such as Country Code and additional parameters (pool/inflation factor) for a transparent representation of the collateral value calculation.  

Clearing Members need to make the necessary adjustments on the reporting tools. The following reports are affected:   

  • “RTPCD031” Daily Collateral Valuation  (fields added and removed) 
  • “RPTCD037” Claim Amount Based Collaterals  (fields added and removed) 
  • “RPTCI720” Intraday Collateral Transaction Report  (rename existing field) 
  • “RPTCI731” Intraday Collateral Position Report (rename existing field) 

4 Eyes Processing 


Attributes such as Maintenance of Automatic Close Out and Zero Cost Quantity (ZCQ) will support an optional four-eyes principle processing.  

This is an optional enhancement and no action required form Clearing Members. Configuration can be changed in “Modify Account” window in the “Account Overview” in C7 GUI. 

Existing close-out parameters are displayed on CA770 “Account Maintenance” report.

FIXML Broker migration 

Eurex Clearing FIXML broker will be migrated from qpid C++ to qpid Java. At the same time, TLS 1.0 and TLS 1.1 versions will be decommissioned and only security protocol TLS 1.2 and above will be supported.

In order to be compatible with qpid Java,customers need to ensure to be on AMQP version 1.0 or above.

Clearing Members are advised to note the differences in FIXML behavior with Java protocol compared to C++. 

Re-send test and failover test dedicated focus days are being offered to facilitate clearing participants to test system behavior. 

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