Euronext Clearing introduces new VaR-based margin methodology

Euronext Clearing announced the introduction of a new VaR-based margin methodology on government bonds traded on MTS cash and repo platforms and BrokerTec and on MOT, EuroTLX and Hi-MTF platforms. The introduction of the new methodology falls under the next-to-come market best practice, and follows risk principles and parameters.

As a multi-asset clearing house, Euronext Clearing currently provides risk management capabilities on 14 markets, across a range of trading venues. Asset classes cleared include equities, ETFs, closed-end funds, financial and commodity derivatives, bonds and repos. The new VaR framework is a first major step toward the European expansion of Euronext Clearing, marking an important milestone of the Euronext “Growth for Impact 2024” strategic plan.

The VaR-based margin methodology for Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Irish government bonds has been live since 20 June 2022, as part of the continuous evolution of Euronext Clearing Risk Management systems, replacing the MVP SPAN-like margin methodology, currently applied to all bond instruments.

Anthony Attia, global head of Post Trade and Primary Markets at Euronext, said in a statement: “Euronext Clearing is committed to supporting the needs of its clients to ensure they continue to operate efficiently and safely across all markets. The new VaR-based margin methodology, in line with the international best practices and market standards, is based on a re-evaluation of more than 4,000 risk factors’ scenarios at portfolio level.”

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