OTC Clear Procedures Support

Account Transfer

As derivable from its name one or more trades can be transferred. This transfer is always a transfer to a different account under the same Clearing Member ID. An account transfer always terminates the existing trade and re-opens a new trade with the same attributes and a new trade id. 

There are two possibilities to perform the account transfer via: 

  • Eurex OTC Clear GUI (Production)
  • Eurex OTC Clear GUI (Simulation)

It is the same process for both environments.


1. Who can initiate an account transfer?

  • A Clearing Member or Disclosed Client with access to the EurexOTC Clear GUI.
  • For each transfer, a member needs two users with the respective access rights to initiate and confirm the action.

2. How does the transfer work?

  • Clearing Member or Disclosed Clients with system access can trigger the transfer.
  • Who needs to approve it? 
    • In any case the Clearing Member needs to accept the transfer.
    • By 4EP there is always a 2nd approval necessary.  
  • The second approver can find the trade(s) to be approved for transfer under the authorization required window (click on the number): 
    • The second approver cannot make any changes, just accept or reject.



  • If there is enough collateral to fulfill the margin requirements, then the trade will be in status verified! 

3. When can an account transfer be performed?

At any time during the business hours:

  • Production: 8am – 10pm CET 
  • Simulation: 8am – 6pm CET 

4. From where to where can a trade be transferred?

  • From one account of a Clearing Member to another one within the same Clearing Member ID.
  • This also includes client trades moved from one account of a Clearing Member ID to another one.  

5. Is there anything that needs to be considered when the transfer is triggered by the Disclosed Client?

  • Yes, if a Disclosed Client initiates the account transfer then the corresponding Clearing Member has to approve it until end of day.
  • Until the approval is given, the trade(s) will be in status “WAIT_TAKEUP” for the Clearing Member.
  • If the Clearing Member does not grant approval until 10pm CET, the account transfer request will be rejected afterwards. 

6. How many trades can be transferred at once?

Configurable box allows to select up to 100 trades at once when initiating a transfer in the GUI. If you wish to transfer more than 100 trades, then you will have to perform the procedure several times.

  • There is also an option of a portfolio transfer to trigger a transfer with no limitation on the number of trades in the respective portfolio - but this is a different process. 

  • Portfolio Transfer can also be done via EUREX OTC Clear GUI and more information on this can be found here (Portfolio Transfer within postal).

7. Can I also just transfer a part of the trade?

  • Yes, it is possible to transfer part of the original notional to a different notional.
  • It is also possible to allocate all of the original notional to several different accounts during the transfer.
  • To be considered in case of a partial transfer: It needs to be specified what happens to the remaining notional!
    • Example: We have the following trade with a notional of 7.5 mio. EUR.

    • from this a trade with a notional of 5 mio. EUR should be transferred to another account (from MNOHB_P to MNOHB_A1). 
    • If the notional is just changed to 5mio. EUR when specifying the target account as below.

    • Then we will get the following error message: 

    • To avoid this message, it needs to be specified what happens to the remaining 2.5 Mio. EUR trade (use the Add row functionality!).
    • The remaining notional can be left at the original account, also a different account or split into smaller notional portions of your choice! Some examples below: 



8. Can I add fees to the account transfer?

No, fees cannot be added in this case.

9. How can I find the transferred trade in the new account since it has a new trade id?

  • The new trade id will be displayed when the transfer needs to be accepted by the second user (as in the screenshots under 7. visible as “Account transfer of trade: ..”).
  • An internal trade ID CM (and/or internal trade ID RC in case of a client trade) can be used as a tracking code because it will be displayed for the original as well as the new trade.
    • Sometimes there is already an Internal Trade ID (has been entered sometime earlier by a user) – if not or if preferred to be changed a new internal trade ID can be entered in the triggering process of the transfer.

10. Are there further details or restrictions to be considered for the values to be entered when triggering the transfer? Is there any further information on this?

  • As stated under 7. the sum of the notionals entered in the account transfer window need to add up to the notional of the original trade.
  • Further information and a step-by-step manual is available (EUREX OTCCLEAR User Guide).

11. Where can I find the EUREX OTCCLEAR User Guide?

You can find it on the Member Section or via Help button in the OTC Clear GUI.

Member Section:   

  • Login to the Member Section of Eurex Clearing 
  • Go to Resources > EurexOTC Clear > System Documentation > GUIs

Help Functionality in the OTC Clear GUI: 



  • This will directly provide the manual to be opened or saved 

12. Why is the trade stuck in status PTE_WAIT_MARGIN?

  • The trade can then be in status PTE_WAIT_MARGIN if there is not enough collateral on one or both collateral pools.
  • This can only happen in case the two accounts belong to different collateral pools.

13. When can the status PTE_WAIT_MARGIN appear?

It can appear when the Clearing Member tries to pick up the trade(s).

14. Where can I check to which collateral pool(s) the accounts belong to?

  • Via C7 Clearing GUI 
    • More information on this can be found in the manual which can be downloaded from www.eurexclearing.com
    • Go to Support > Initiatives > C7 Releases  and select the latest release:
      • System Documentation > Eurex Clearing GUIs 
  • In the CC760 Daily Margin Summary Report 
  • In the CD298 Static Data Report 

15. Why is there additional collateral necessary?

  • As stated under 14. this can only happen in case the two accounts belong to different collateral pools.
  • Depending on changes in the market value additional collateral is necessary for the transfer to be able to be processed. 
  • These can affect the old account as well as the new account.

    Possible effects for the old account:



    Possible effects for the new account:



16. Which reports reflect the account transfer?

The trade daily summary report (CI201 / CB201) shows all terminations and novations due to post trade events like the trade transfer.

Contact us

OTC Team

Clearing Data

Clearing Team

In case of questions on the process, please contact the OTC Clear team:

Phone: +49 69 211 12828

E-Mail: OTCClear@eurex.com

In case of questions about access rights/ password requests for the EUREX OTC Clear GUI contact:

Phone: +49 69 211 12453.

E-Mail: clearingdata@eurex.com

In case you have any questions on collateral, please contact the Clearing team via e-mail at:

Phone: +49 69 211 11250.

E-Mail: clearing@eurex.com

If you require further information, please contact us at client.services@eurex.com.

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