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This added procyclicality causes a potential liquidity burden for Clearing Members. ICE Clear Europe assesses procyclicality using percentage changes in initial margin over a 5-day window and the threshold condition is applied to the 95th percentile expected shortfall level of the percentage changes over a rolling day window. This is calculated for the top benchmark products per market. All market participants and users, as well as others with an interest in understanding how ICE Clear Europe margins its products, are welcome to download and use the ICE Risk Model software.
The software license can be found here and users are required to accept the terms of the license as part of the installation process. Users are not charged for use or download of the software, but there are limitations to using the software in commercial applications. NET Framework, version 3. This supported expansion in the range of inter-contract spreads applied by ICE Clear Europe and upgrade to this Version is required in order to properly calculate margin.
This version rectifies a compatibility issue identified in version 1. This update is only required by users of Windows 64 bit editions. This maintenance release contains accumulated minor fixes to the core margining engine which most users will never encounter. Users are advised to upgrade to this version if they encounter any issues.
This version contains fixes to the calculation of inter-commodity spreads and inter-month spreads. For certain portfolios these may be calculated incorrectly albeit rarely depending upon the set up of inter-month charges and inter-commodity credits. Refer to the User Guide above for further details. This version supports the introduction of the positional allocation processing methodology that will be utilised by ICE Clear Europe as of 8 July All users must upgrade to this updated version prior to 8 July in order to properly calculate original margin from 8 July This version of the software is completely backwardly compatible with the existing margin approach.
This version supports some minor bug defects. If you encounter issues with a prior version, upgrade to this version. This version supports calculation and reporting of the new Volatility Credit for Energy Options contracts. This version contains a fix to the Inter-contract Credit report and the display of volatility credits.
This version ignores the new Margin Ratio Record Record Type 36 and contains some minor report enhancements. When calculating margin for ICE Energy products, this must be enabled in order to replicate the Clearing House margin computation.
This version has other new features and you should refer to the User Guide for more information. This is being introduced specifically to address the EMIR requirement that Clearing Houses take account of pro-cyclical market conditions within the margin collected by the Clearing House.
This version now supports the inclusion of the new record 37 within the SP4 format. Updates to the web site links on the Favourites menu e. This update addresses this shortcoming. This means that users that do not have the appropriate permissions will find that they are unable to access the log file information.
The log information is helpful in identifying any errors that may have occurred when margining positions etc. For example, it identifies any positions that were not margined and why. Note that this does not affect any margin calculations and there is no need to upgrade unless you require this feature. The change affects the name of the executable file, and the location of the installation and data folders. It is recommended that the existing version is uninstalled before installing this version.
Featured Global Oil Benchmarks. Increasing efficiency, transparency and access across the trading cycle. Services for interest rate, equity index, ag and global energy derivatives. What is the purpose of the different Protocol documents? The original Protocol is in 8 parts, being the Protocol itself including the form of Adherence Letter , a form of Questionnaire, and six substantive Exhibits. Two additional documents are also available.
They allow parties to create new CSAs in those forms with special terms for use with non-netting counterparties. They allow parties to create New York law CSAs where the parties agree that variation margin posted by one party will be held in a third-party segregated account. It can be used by two parties to put in place an alternative approach to set the minimum transfer amount for their non-netting New CSA.
The basic architecture of the Protocol consists of four documents, each as described in further detail below: Must be signed and submitted by each party agreeing to the terms of the Protocol in order to participate in the Protocol. Adhering parties must include name, legal entity identifier, contact name and address.
Each adhering party must specify the address electronic or otherwise and means by which the adhering party will receive Questionnaires. Will be uploaded and available for public view, like all ISDA protocol adherence letters contact name and address will not be publicly displayed. Where a party is entering into a new Protocol Master Agreement, the Questionnaire will define whether it is acting as agent or principal.
In the case of a Supplemental Questionnaire, any conditions are set out in the related Supplemental Rules Exhibit. Provides that parties that exchange Matched Questionnaires amend their Protocol Covered Agreement or enter into a Protocol Master Agreement on the terms determined by the information contained in the Matched Questionnaires.
Defines the Schedule for any Protocol Master Agreement created by the parties. Sets out a process for publication of Supplemental Protocol Exhibits. Lists questions to elicit information from Adhering Parties necessary to determine how the Protocol will apply to each counterparty pair. Provides for the delivery of basic identifying information to determine the party submitting the Questionnaire and the party to whom it is addressed.
Parties can send different Questionnaires to different counterparties. A PCA Agent e. Can be delivered by an Adhering Party online through ISDA Amend or using another method of delivery listed in the receiving party's Adherence Letter exclusively to other Adhering Parties that it has specifically approved.
The Exhibit that applies between the parties will depend on the Method they elect in their Questionnaires, and the type of CSA they have in place already in the case of the Amend Method and Replicate-and-Amend Method. The Protocol is open on August 16, There is no cut-off date for adherence. Either by directly downloading the populated Adherence Letter from the Protocol Management system or upon receipt via e-mail of the populated Adherence Letter, each Adhering Party must print, sign and upload the signed Adherence Letter as a PDF portable document format attachment into the Protocol Management system.
ISDA keeps the executed copy of the Adherence Letter for its files and does not share the executed copy with anyone else. An authorized signatory to the Adherence Letter is an individual who has the legal authority to bind the adhering institution. Yes, you must enter an LEI number to adhere to this protocol.
An Adherence letter ID is an identification code that is unique to your adherence letter. If you are using ISDA Amend to deliver your questionnaires, there will be a section where you will be asked, a if you have submitted an adherence letter and; b to enter the Adherence Letter ID.
This code matches your adherence letter with your questionnaire s. Please remember to check your junk email if you are having trouble locating emails. The Adherence Letter must be in the same format as the form letter published in the Protocol.
The terms of the new Master Agreement will be determined by the Protocol and the parties' Matched Questionnaires. If the parties are creating a new Protocol Master Agreement, the governing law of that agreement. How are the terms of a New CSA determined? These terms are determined in several different ways: Some terms such as notice addresses import information supplied by the parties in the Questionnaires.
The Protocol covers seven margin regimes. Will it cover other regimes? No further Supplemental Protocol Exhibits are currently planned. The Protocol only covers variation margin.
How is initial margin treated? Original Protocol published August 16, The original Protocol is in 8 parts, being the Protocol itself including the form of Adherence Letter , a form of Questionnaire, and six substantive Exhibits. The Protocol contains the rules setting out how parties can adhere to the Protocol and exchange Questionnaires to amend or create documentation for their derivatives transactions.
The Questionnaire contains the elections that parties need to complete in order to use the Protocol. How do the different Protocol documents work together? I Adherence Letter a. Defines the Schedule for any Protocol Master Agreement created by the parties h.
Protocol Adherence Mechanics 1.
NET Framework version 3. Note that this does not affect any margin calculations and there is no need to upgrade unless you require this feature.
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