If the T7 trading system is (partially) unavailable, it is our intention to provide market participants with a swift, but also precise and regular information. This information is distributed via different emergency communication channels such as T7 GUI news board (if T7 is available), e-mail, SMS, website message, the Eurex App or as automatically generated emergency messages by T7. The overview below does not only provides information how the exchange handles emergency situation, but also supports our Trading Participants to be prepared as best as possible for the rarely occurring incident cases.
Eurex Trading Safeguards
Eurex offers a wide range of integrated risk management functionalities. These safeguards not only serve Eurex to ensure orderly trading while operating safe markets but also enable customers to manage their own risk more efficiently. The overview below provides an wholistic view on relevant trading safeguards for Trading Participants and Clearing Members.
Stressed Market Conditions
There are two types of Stressed Market Conditions on Eurex market, the SMC_Auto under MiFID2 requirements, which is detected automatically by the T7 trading system with pre-defined parameters and the SMC_Fast which is set manually by Eurex for products and situations that are not covered by the SMC_Auto.
All changes of SMC are communicated to the market through the Production Newsboard.
SMC_Auto is implemented according to the MiFID2 regulation for Equity Index Futures, Equity and ETF Futures that will be triggered if one of the following criteria is met:
SMC_Auto is set to 10 minutes, after which the product state will return to normal unless another SMC is triggered. Respective options defined as related products of the above-mentioned futures will be also switched to SMC along with the futures.
Eurex will set products to SMC_Fast at its own discretion if certain criteria are fulfilled. However, fulfilment of the criteria does not automatically lead to the switch of products into Fast as the decision will be made according to current market situation.
Decision criteria include but are not limited to the following:
General process of setting products to Fast Market:
The market status window is an indication regarding the current technical availability of the trading system. It indicates whether news board messages regarding current technical issues of the trading system have been published or will be published shortly.
We strongly recommend not to take any decisions based on the indications in the market status window but to always check the production news board for comprehensive information on an incident.
An instant update of the Market Status requires an enabled up-to date Java™ version within the browser.