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Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/583 of 14 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives (Text with EEA relevance. )

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31.3.2017   

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Official Journal of the European Union

L 87/229


COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2017/583

of 14 July 2016

supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on transparency requirements for trading venues and investment firms in respect of bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives

(Text with EEA relevance)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 (1), and in particular Article 1(8), Article 9(5), Article 11(4), Article 21(5) and Article 22(4) thereof,

Whereas:

(1)

A high degree of transparency is essential to ensure that investors are adequately informed as to the true level of actual and potential transactions in bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives irrespective of whether those transactions take place on regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities (MTFs), organised trading facilities, systematic internalisers, or outside those facilities. This high degree of transparency should also establish a level playing field between trading venues so that the price discovery process in respect of particular financial instruments is not impaired by the fragmentation of liquidity, and investors are not thereby penalised.

(2)

At the same time, it is essential to recognise that there may be circumstances where exemptions from pre-trade transparency or deferrals of post-trade transparency obligations should be provided to avoid the impairment of liquidity as an unintended consequence of obligations to disclose transactions and thereby to make public risk positions. Therefore, it is appropriate to specify the precise circumstances under which waivers from pre-trade transparency and deferrals from post-trade transparency may be granted.

(3)

The provisions in this Regulation are closely linked, since they deal with specifying the pre-trade and post-trade transparency requirements that apply to trading in non-equity financial instruments. To ensure coherence between those provisions, which should enter into force at the same time, and to facilitate a comprehensive view for stakeholders and, in particular, those subject to the obligations, it is necessary to include these regulatory technical standards in a single Regulation.

(4)

Where competent authorities grant waivers in relation to pre-trade transparency requirements or authorise the deferral of post-trade transparency obligations, they should treat all regulated markets, multilateral trading facilities, organised trading facilities and investment firms trading outside of trading venues equally and in a non-discriminatory manner.

(5)

It is appropriate to clarify a limited number of technical terms. Those technical definitions are necessary to ensure the uniform application in the Union of the provisions contained in this Regulation and, hence, contribute to the establishment of a single rulebook for Union financial markets. Those definitions serve only for the purpose of setting out the transparency obligations for non-equity financial instruments and should be strictly limited to understanding this Regulation.

(6)

Exchange-traded-commodities (ETCs) and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) subject to this Regulation should be considered as debt instruments due to their legal structure. However, since they are traded in a similar fashion to ETFs, a similar transparency regime as that of ETFs should be applied.

(7)

In accordance with Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, a number of instruments should be considered to be eligible for a pre-trade transparency waiver for instruments for which there is not a liquid market. This requirement should also apply to derivatives subject to the clearing obligation which are not subject to the trading obligation as well as bonds, derivatives, structured finance products and emission allowances which are not liquid.

(8)

A trading venue operating a request for quote system should make public the firm bid and offer prices or actionable indications of interest and the depth attached to those prices no later than at the time when the requester is able to execute a transaction under the system's rules. This is to ensure that members or participants who are providing their quotes to the requester first are not put at a disadvantage.

(9)

The majority of liquid covered bonds are mortgage bonds issued to grant loans for financing private individuals' purchase of a home and the average value of which is directly related to the value of the loan. In the covered bond market, liquidity providers ensure that professional investors trading in large sizes are matched with home owners trading in small sizes. To avoid disruption of this function and contingent detrimental consequences for home owners, the size specific to the instrument above which liquidity providers may benefit from a pre-trade transparency waiver should be set at a the trade size below which lie 40 percent of the transactions since this trade size is deemed reflective of the average price of a home.

(10)

Information which is required to be made available as close to real time as possible should be made available as instantaneously as technically feasible, assuming a reasonable level of efficiency and of expenditure on systems on the part of the market operator, approved publication arrangement (APA) or investment firm concerned. The information should only be published close to the prescribed maximum time limit in exceptional cases where the systems available do not allow for a publication in a shorter period of time.

(11)

Investment firms should make public the details of transactions executed outside a trading venue through an APA. This Regulation should set out the way investment firms report their transactions to APAs and should apply in conjunction with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571 (2).

(12)

The possibility to specify the application of the obligation of post-trade disclosure of transactions executed between two investment firms, including systematic internalisers, in bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances and derivatives which are determined by factors other than the current market valuation, such as the transfer of financial instruments as collateral, is set out in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014. Such transactions do not contribute to the price discovery process or risk blurring the picture for investors or hinder best execution and therefore this Regulation specifies the transactions determined by factors other than the current market valuation which should not be made public.

(13)

Investment firms often conduct, on own account or on behalf of clients, transactions in derivatives and other financial instruments or assets that are composed by a number of interlinked, contingent trades. Such package transactions enable investment firms and their clients to better manage their risks with the price of each component of the package transaction reflecting the overall risk profile of the package rather than the prevailing market price of each component. Package transactions can take various forms, such as exchange for physicals, trading strategies executed on trading venues or bespoke package transactions and it is important to take those specificities into account when calibrating the applicable transparency regime. It is therefore appropriate to specify for the purpose of this Regulation the conditions for applying deferrals from post-trade transparency to package transactions. Such arrangements should not be available for transactions which hedge financial instruments conducted in the normal course of the business.

(14)

Exchange for physicals are an integral part of financial markets, allowing market participants to organise and execute exchange-traded derivatives transactions which are linked directly to a transaction in the underlying physical market. They are widely used and they involve a multitude of actors, such as farmers, producers, manufacturers and processors of commodities. Typically an exchange for physical transaction will take place when a seller of a physical asset seeks to close out his corresponding hedging position in a derivative contract with the buyer of the physical asset, when the latter happens to also hold a corresponding hedge in the same derivative contract. They therefore facilitate the efficient closing out of hedging positions which are not necessary anymore.

(15)

In respect of transactions executed outside the rules of a trading venue, it is essential to clarify which investment firm is to make public a transaction in cases where both parties to the transaction are investment firms established in the Union in order to ensure the publication of transactions without duplication. Therefore, the responsibility to make a transaction public should always fall on the selling investment firm unless only one of the counterparties is a systematic internaliser and it is the buying firm.

(16)

Where only one of the counterparties is a systematic internaliser in a given financial instrument and it is also the buying firm for that instrument, it should be responsible for making the transaction public as its clients would expect it to do so and it is better placed to fill in the reporting field mentioning its status of systematic internaliser. To ensure that a transaction is only published once, the systematic internaliser should inform the other party that it is making the transaction public.

(17)

It is important to maintain current standards for the publication of transactions carried out as back-to-back trades to avoid the publication of a single transaction as multiple trades and to provide legal certainty on which investment firm is responsible for publishing a transaction. Therefore, two matching trades entered at the same time and for the same price with a single party interposed should be published as a single transaction.

(18)

Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 allows competent authorities to require the publication of supplementary details when publishing information benefitting from a deferral, or to allow deferrals for an extended time period. In order to contribute to the uniform application of these provisions across the Union, it is necessary to frame the conditions and criteria under which supplementary deferrals may be allowed by competent authorities.

(19)

Trading in many non-equity financial instruments, and in particular derivatives, is episodic, variable and subject to regular modifications of trading patterns. Static determinations of financial instruments which do not have a liquid market and static determinations of the various thresholds for the purpose of calibrating pre-trade and post-trade transparency obligations without providing for the possibility to adapt the liquidity status and the thresholds in light of changes in trading patterns would therefore not be suitable. It is therefore appropriate to set out the methodology and parameters which are necessary to perform the liquidity assessment and the calculation of the thresholds for the application of pre-trade transparency waivers and deferral of post-trade transparency on a periodic basis.

(20)

In order to ensure consistent application of the waivers to pre-trade transparency and the post-trade deferrals, it is necessary to create uniform rules regarding the content and frequency of data competent authorities may request from trading venues, APAs and consolidated tape providers (CTPs) for transparency purposes. It is also necessary to specify the methodology for calculating the respective thresholds and to create uniform rules with regard to publishing the information across the Union. Rules on the specific methodology and data necessary to perform calculations for the purpose of specifying the transparency regime applicable to non-equity financial instruments should be applied in conjunction with Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/577 (3) which sets out the common elements with regard to the content and frequency of data requests to be addressed to trading venues, APAs and CTPs for the purposes of transparency and other calculations in more general terms.

(21)

For bonds other than ETCs and ETNs, transactions below EUR 100 000 should be excluded from the calculations of pre-trade and post-trade transparency thresholds, as those are considered to be of a retail size. Those retail-sized transactions should in all cases benefit from the new transparency regime and any threshold giving rise to a waiver or deferral from transparency should be set above that level.

(22)

The purpose of the exemption from transparency obligations set out in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 is to ensure that the effectiveness of operations conducted by the Eurosystem in the performance of primary tasks as set out in the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank annexed to the Treaty on the European Union (‘the Statute’), and under equivalent national provisions for members of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) in Member States whose currency is not the euro, which relies on timely and confidential transactions, is not compromised by the disclosure of information on such transactions. It is crucial for central banks to be able to control whether, when and how information about their actions is disclosed so as to maximise the intended impact and limit any unintended impact on the market. Therefore, legal certainty should be provided for the members of the ESCB and their respective counterparties as to the scope of the exemption from transparency requirements.

(23)

One of the primary ESCB responsibilities under the Treaty and the Statute and under equivalent national provisions for members of the ESCB in Member States whose currency is not the euro, is the performance of foreign exchange policy, which entails holding and managing foreign reserves to ensure that, whenever necessary, there is a sufficient amount of liquid resources available for its foreign exchange policy operations. The application of transparency requirements to foreign reserve management operations may result in unintended signals to the market, which could interfere with the foreign exchange policy of the Eurosystem and of members of the ESCB in Member States whose currency is not the euro. Similar considerations may also apply to foreign reserve management operations in the performance of monetary and financial stability policy on a case-by-case basis.

(24)

The exemption from transparency obligations for transactions where the counterparty is a member of the ESCB should not apply in respect of transactions entered into by any member of the ESCB in performance of their investment operations. This should include operations conducted for administrative purposes or for the staff of the member of the ESCB, including transactions conducted in the capacity as an administrator of a pension scheme in accordance with Article 24 of the Statute.

(25)

The temporary suspension of transparency obligations should only be imposed in exceptional situations which represent a significant decline in liquidity across a class of financial instruments based on objective and measurable factors. It is necessary to differentiate between classes initially determined as having or not having a liquid market as a further significant decline in relative terms in a class already determined as illiquid is likely to occur more easily. Therefore, a suspension of transparency requirements in instruments determined as not having a liquid market should be imposed only if a decline by a higher relative threshold has occurred.

(26)

The pre-trade and post-trade transparency regime established by Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 should be appropriately calibrated to the market and applied in a uniform manner throughout the Union. It is therefore essential to lay down the necessary calculations to be performed, including the periods and methods of calculation. In this respect, to avoid market distorting effects, the calculation periods specified in this Regulation should ensure that the relevant thresholds of the regime are updated at appropriate intervals to reflect market conditions. It is also appropriate to provide for the centralised publication of the results of the calculations so that they are made available to all financial market participants and competent authorities in the Union in a single place and in a user-friendly manner. To that end, competent authorities should notify ESMA of the results of their calculations and ESMA should publish those calculations on its website.

(27)

In order to ensure a smooth implementation of the new transparency requirements, it is appropriate to phase-in the transparency provisions. The liquidity threshold 'average daily number of trades' used for the determination of bonds for which there is a liquid market should be adapted in a gradual manner.

(28)

By 30 July of the year following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, ESMA should, on an annual basis, submit to the Commission an assessment of the liquidity threshold determining the pre-trade transparency obligations pursuant to Articles 8 and 9 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, and, where appropriate, submit a revised regulatory technical standard in order to adapt the liquidity threshold.

(29)

Likewise, the trade percentiles used to determine the size specific to the instrument which allow for the pre-trade transparency obligations for non-equity instruments to be waived, should be gradually adapted.

(30)

For this purpose, ESMA should, on an annual basis, submit to the Commission an assessment of the waiver thresholds and, where appropriate, submit a revised regulatory standard to adapt the waiver thresholds applicable to non-equity instruments.

(31)

For the purpose of the transparency calculations, reference data is necessary to determine the sub-asset class to which each financial instrument belongs. Therefore, it is necessary to require trading venues to provide additional reference data to that required by Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/585 (4).

(32)

In the determination of financial instruments not having a liquid market in relation to foreign exchange derivatives, a qualitative assessment was required due to the lack of data necessary for a comprehensive quantitative analysis of the entire market. As a result, until data of better quality is available, foreign exchange derivatives should be considered not to have a liquid market for the purposes of this Regulation.

(33)

With a view to allowing for an effective start of the new transparency rules data should be provided by market participants for the calculation and publication of the financial instruments for which there is not a liquid market and the sizes of orders that are large in scale or above the size specific to the instrument sufficiently in advance of the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

(34)

For reasons of consistency and in order to ensure the smooth functioning of the financial markets, it is necessary that this Regulation and the provisions laid down in Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 apply from the same date. However, to ensure that the new transparency regulatory regime can operate effectively, certain provisions of this regulation should apply from the date of its entry into force.

(35)

This Regulation is based on the draft regulatory technical standards submitted by ESMA to the Commission.

(36)

ESMA has conducted open public consultations on the draft regulatory technical standards on which this Regulation is based, analysed the potential related costs and benefits and requested the opinion of the Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group established by Article 37 of Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council (5),

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

CHAPTER I

DEFINITIONS

Article 1

Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions shall apply:

1.

‘package transaction’ means either of the following:

(a)

a transaction in a derivative contract or other financial instrument contingent on the simultaneous execution of a transaction in an equivalent quantity of an underlying physical asset (Exchange for Physical or EFP);

(b)

a transaction which involves the execution of two or more component transactions in financial instruments; and:

(i)

which is executed between two or more counterparties;

(ii)

where each component of the transaction bears meaningful economic or financial risk related to all the other components;

(iii)

where the execution of each component is simultaneous and contingent upon the execution of all the other components;

2.

‘request-for-quote system’ means a trading system where the following conditions are met:

(a)

a quote or quotes by a member or participant are provided in response to a request for a quote submitted by one or more other members or participants;

(b)

the quote is executable exclusively by the requesting member or participant;

(c)

the requesting member or market participant may conclude a transaction by accepting the quote or quotes provided to it on request;

3.

‘voice trading system’ means a trading system where transactions between members are arranged through voice negotiation.

CHAPTER II

PRE-TRADE TRANSPARENCY FOR REGULATED MARKETS, MULTILATERAL TRADING FACILITIES AND ORGANISED TRADING FACILITIES

Article 2

Pre-trade transparency obligations

(Article 8(1) and (2) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public the range of bid and offer prices and the depth of trading interest at those prices, in accordance with the type of trading system they operate and the information requirements set out in Annex I

Article 3

Orders which are large in scale

(Article 9(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

An order is large in scale compared with normal market size where, at the point of entry of the order or following any amendment to the order, it is equal to or larger than the minimum size of order which shall be determined in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13.

Article 4

Type and minimum size of orders held in an order management facility

(Article 9(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   The type of order held in an order management facility of a trading venue pending disclosure for which pre-trade transparency obligations may be waived is an order which:

(a)

is intended to be disclosed to the order book operated by the trading venue and is contingent on objective conditions that are defined in advance by the system's protocol;

(b)

does not interact with other trading interest prior to disclosure to the order book operated by the trading venue;

(c)

once disclosed to the order book it interacts with other orders in accordance with the rules applicable to orders of that kind at the time of disclosure.

2.   The minimum size of orders held in an order management facility of a trading venue pending disclosure for which pre-trade transparency obligations may be waived shall, at the point of entry and following any amendment, be one of the following:

(a)

in the case of a reserve order, greater than or equal to EUR 10 000;

(b)

for all other orders, a size that is greater than or equal to the minimum tradable quantity set in advance by the system operator under its rules and protocols.

3.   A reserve order referred to in paragraph 2(a) shall be considered a limit order consisting of a disclosed order relating to a portion of the quantity and a non-disclosed order relating to the remainder of the quantity, where the non-disclosed quantity is capable of execution only after its release to the order book as a new disclosed order.

Article 5

Size specific to the financial instrument

(Articles 8(4) and 9(1)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   An actionable indication of interest is above the size specific to the financial instrument where, at the point of entry or following any amendment, it is equal to or larger than the minimum size of an actionable indication of interest which shall be determined in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13.

2.   Indicative pre-trade prices for actionable indications of interest that are above the size specific to the financial instrument determined in accordance with paragraph 1 and smaller than the relevant large in scale size determined in accordance with Article 3 shall be considered close to the price of the trading interests where the trading venue makes public any of the following:

(a)

the best available price;

(b)

a simple average of prices;

(c)

an average price weighted on the basis of the volume, price, time or the number of actionable indications of interest.

3.   Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public the methodology for calculating pre-trade prices and the time of publication when entering and updating indicative pre-trade prices.

Article 6

The classes of financial instruments for which there is not a liquid market

(Article 9(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A financial instrument or a class of financial instruments shall be considered not to have a liquid market if so specified in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13.

CHAPTER III

POST-TRADE TRANSPARENCY FOR TRADING VENUES AND INVESTMENT FIRMS TRADING OUTSIDE A TRADING VENUE

Article 7

Post-trade transparency obligations

(Article 10(1) and Article 21(1) and (5) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   Investment firms trading outside the rules of a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public by reference to each transaction the details set out in Tables 1 and 2 of Annex II and use each applicable flag listed in Table 3 of Annex II.

2.   Where a previously published trade report is cancelled, investment firms trading outside a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public a new trade report which contains all the details of the original trade report and the cancellation flag specified in Table 3 of Annex II.

3.   Where a previously published trade report is amended, investment firms trading outside a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make the following information public:

(a)

a new trade report that contains all the details of the original trade report and the cancellation flag specified in Table 3 of Annex II;

(b)

a new trade report that contains all the details of the original trade report with all necessary details corrected and the amendment flag as specified in Table 3 of Annex II.

4.   Post-trade information shall be made available as close to real time as is technically possible and in any case:

(a)

for the first three years of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, within 15 minutes after the execution of the relevant transaction;

(b)

thereafter, within 5 minutes after the execution of the relevant transaction.

5.   Where a transaction between two investment firms is concluded outside the rules of a trading venue, either on own account or on behalf of clients, only the investment firm that sells the financial instrument concerned shall make the transaction public through an APA.

6.   By way of derogation from paragraph 5, where only one of the investment firms party to the transaction is a systematic internaliser in the given financial instrument and it is acting as the buying firm, only that firm shall make the transaction public through an APA, informing the seller of the action taken.

7.   Investment firms shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that the transaction is made public as a single transaction. For that purpose, two matching trades entered at the same time and for the same price with a single party interposed shall be considered to be a single transaction.

8.   Information relating to a package transaction shall be made available with respect to each component as close to real-time as is technically possible, having regard to the need to allocate prices to particular financial instruments and shall include the package transaction flag or the exchange for physicals transaction flag as specified in Table 3 of Annex II. Where the package transaction is eligible for deferred publication pursuant to Article 8, information on all components shall be made available after the deferral period for the transaction has lapsed.

Article 8

Deferred publication of transactions

(Article 11(1) and (3) and Article 21(4) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   Where a competent authority authorises the deferred publication of the details of transactions pursuant to Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, investment firms trading outside a trading venue and market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue shall make public each transaction no later than 19.00 local time on the second working day after the date of the transaction, provided one of the following conditions is satisfied:

(a)

the transaction is large in scale compared with the normal market size as specified in Article 9;

(b)

the transaction is in a financial instrument or a class of financial instruments for which there is not a liquid market as specified in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13;

(c)

the transaction is executed between an investment firm dealing on own account other than on a matched principal basis as per Article 4(1)(38) of Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (6) and another counterparty and is above a size specific to the instrument as specified in Article 10;

(d)

the transaction is a package transaction which meets one of the following criteria:

(i)

one or more of its components are transactions in financial instruments which do not have a liquid market;

(ii)

one or more of its components are transactions in financial instruments that are large in scale compared with the normal market size as determined by Article 9;

(iii)

the transaction is executed between an investment firm dealing on own account other than on a matched principal basis as per Article 4(1)(38) of Directive 2014/65/EU and another counterparty, and one or more of its components are transactions in financial instruments that are above the size specific to the instrument as determined by Article 10.

2.   When the time limit of deferral set out in paragraph 1 has lapsed, all the details of the transaction shall be published unless an extended or an indefinite time period of deferral is granted in accordance with Article 11.

3.   Where a transaction between two investment firms, either on own account or on behalf of clients, is executed outside the rules of a trading venue, the relevant competent authority for the purposes of determining the applicable deferral regime shall be the competent authority of the investment firm responsible for making the trade public through an APA in accordance with paragraphs 5, 6 and 7 of Article 7.

Article 9

Transactions which are large in scale

(Article 11(1)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A transaction shall be considered large in scale compared with normal market size where it is equal to or larger than the minimum size of transaction, which shall be calculated in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13.

Article 10

The size specific to the financial instrument

(Article 11(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A transaction shall be considered above a size specific to the financial instrument where it is equal to or larger than the minimum size of transaction, which shall be calculated in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13.

Article 11

Transparency requirements in conjunction with deferred publication at the discretion of the competent authorities

(Article 11(3) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   Where competent authorities exercise their powers in conjunction with an authorisation of deferred publication pursuant to Article 11(3) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the following shall apply:

(a)

where Article 11(3)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 applies, competent authorities shall request the publication of either of the following information during the full period of deferral as set out in Article 8:

(i)

all the details of a transaction laid down in Tables 1 and 2 of Annex II with the exception of details relating to volume;

(ii)

transactions in a daily aggregated form for a minimum number of 5 transactions executed on the same day, to be made public the following working day before 9.00 local time;

(b)

where Article 11(3)(b) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 applies, competent authorities shall allow the omission of the publication of the volume of an individual transaction for an extended time period of four weeks;

(c)

in respect of non-equity instruments that are not sovereign debt and where Article 11(3)(c) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 applies, competent authorities shall allow, for an extended time period of deferral of four weeks, the publication of the aggregation of several transactions executed over the course of one calendar week on the following Tuesday before 9.00 local time;

(d)

in respect of sovereign debt instruments and where Article 11(3)(d) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 applies, competent authorities shall allow, for an indefinite period of time, the publication of the aggregation of several transactions executed over the course of one calendar week on the following Tuesday before 9.00 local time.

2.   Where the extended period of deferral set out in paragraph 1(b) has lapsed, the following requirements shall apply:

(a)

in respect of all instruments that are not sovereign debt, the publication of the full details of all individual transactions, on the next working day before 9.00 local time;

(b)

in respect of sovereign debt instruments where competent authorities decide not to use the options provided for in Article 11(3)(b) and (d) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 consecutively, pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 11(3) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the publication of the full details of all individual transactions on the next working day before 9.00 local time;

(c)

in respect of sovereign debt instruments, where competent authorities apply the options provided for in Article 11(3)(b) and (d) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 consecutively pursuant to the second subparagraph of Article 11(3) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, the publication of several transactions executed in the same calendar week in an aggregated form on the Tuesday following the expiry of the extended period of deferral of four weeks counting from the last day of that calendar week before 9.00 local time.

3.   In respect of all instruments that are not sovereign debt, all the details of the transactions on an individual basis shall be published four weeks after the publication of the aggregated details in accordance with paragraph 1(c) before 9.00 local time.

4.   The aggregated daily or weekly data referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2 shall contain the following information for bonds, structured finance products, derivatives and emission allowances in respect of each day or week of the calendar period concerned:

(a)

the weighted average price;

(b)

the total volume traded as referred to in Table 4 of Annex II;

(c)

the total number of transactions.

5.   Transactions shall be aggregated per ISIN-code. Where the ISIN code is not available, transactions shall be aggregated at the level of the class of financial instruments to which the liquidity test set out in Article 13 applies.

6.   Where the weekday foreseen for the publications set out in points (c) and (d) of paragraph 1, and paragraphs 2 and 3, is not a working day, the publications shall be effected on the following working day before 9.00 local time.

Article 12

Application of post-trade transparency to certain transactions executed outside a trading venue

(Article 21(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

The obligation to make public the volume and price of transactions and the time at which they were concluded as set out in Article 21(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 shall not apply to any of the following:

(a)

transactions listed in Article 2(5) of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 (7);

(b)

transactions executed by a management company as defined in Article 2(1)(b) of Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (8) or an alternative investment fund manager as defined in Article 4(1)(b) of Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (9) which transfer the beneficial ownership of financial instruments from one collective investment undertaking to another and where no investment firm is a party to the transaction;

(c)

‘give-up transaction’ or ‘give-in transaction’ which is a transaction where an investment firm passes a client trade to, or receives a client trade from, another investment firm for the purpose of post-trade processing;

(d)

transfers of financial instruments such as collateral in bilateral transactions or in the context of a central counterparty (CCP) margin or collateral requirements or as part of the default management process of a CCP.

CHAPTER IV

PROVISIONS COMMON TO PRE-TRADE AND POST-TRADE TRANSPARENCY

Article 13

Methodology to perform the transparency calculations

(Article 9(1) and (2), Article 11(1) and Article 22(1) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   For determining financial instruments or classes of financial instruments for which there is not a liquid market for the purposes of Article 6 and point (b) of paragraph 1 of Article 8, the following methodologies shall be applied across asset classes:

(a)

Static determination of liquidity for:

(i)

the asset class of securitised derivatives as defined in Table 4.1 of Annex III;

(ii)

the following sub-asset classes of equity derivatives: stock index options, stock index futures/forwards, stock options, stock futures/forwards, stock dividend options, stock dividend futures/forwards, dividend index options, dividend index futures/forwards, volatility index options, volatility index futures/forwards, ETF options, ETF futures/forwards and other equity derivatives as defined in Table 6.1 of Annex III;

(iii)

the asset class of foreign exchange derivatives as defined in Table 8.1 of Annex III;

(iv)

the sub-asset classes of other interest rate derivatives, other commodity derivatives, other credit derivatives, other C10 derivatives, other contracts for difference (CFDs), other emission allowances and other emission allowance derivatives as defined in Tables 5.1, 7.1, 9.1, 10.1, 11.1, 12.1 and 13.1 of Annex III.

(b)

Periodic assessment based on quantitative and, where applicable, qualitative liquidity criteria for:

(i)

all bond types except ETCs and ETNs as defined in Table 2.1 of Annex III and as further specified in Article 17(1);

(ii)

ETC and ETN bond types as defined in Table 2.4 of Annex III;

(iii)

the asset-class of interest rate derivatives except the sub-asset class of other interest rate derivatives as defined in Table 5.1of Annex III;

(iv)

the following sub-asset classes of equity derivatives: swaps and portfolio swaps as defined in Table 6.1 of Annex III;

(v)

the asset-class of commodity derivatives except the sub-asset class of other commodity derivatives as defined in Table 7.1 of Annex III;

(vi)

the following sub-asset classes of credit derivatives: index credit default swaps and single name credit default swaps as defined in Table 9.1 of Annex III;

(vii)

the asset-class of C10 derivatives except the sub-asset class of other C10 derivatives as defined in Table 10.1 of Annex III;

(viii)

the following sub-asset classes of contracts for difference (CFDs): currency CFDs and commodity CFDs as defined in Table 11.1 of Annex III;

(ix)

the asset-class of emission allowances except the sub-asset class of other emission allowances as defined in Table 12.1 of Annex III;

(x)

the asset-class of emission allowance derivatives except the sub-asset class of other emission allowance derivatives as defined in Table 13.1 of Annex III.

(c)

Periodic assessment based on qualitative liquidity criteria for:

(i)

the following sub-asset classes of credit derivatives: CDS index options and single name CDS options as defined in Table 9.1 of Annex III;

(ii)

the following sub-asset classes of contracts for difference (CFDs): equity CFDs, bond CFDs, CFDs on an equity future/forward and CFDs on an equity option as defined in Table 11.1 of Annex III.

(d)

Periodic assessment based on a two tests methodology for structured finance products as defined in Table 3.1 of Annex III.

2.   For determining the size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Article 5 and the orders that are large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 3, the following methodologies shall be applied:

(a)

the threshold value for:

(i)

ETC and ETN bond types as defined in Table 2.5 of Annex III;

(ii)

the asset class of securitised derivatives as defined in Table 4.2 of Annex III;

(iii)

each sub-class of equity derivatives as defined in Tables 6.2 and 6.3 of Annex III;

(iv)

each sub-class of foreign exchange derivatives as defined in Table 8.2 of Annex III;

(v)

each sub-class considered not to have a liquid market for the asset classes of interest rate derivatives, commodity derivatives, credit derivatives, C10 derivatives and contracts for difference (CFDs) as defined in Tables 5.3, 7.3, 9.3, 10.3 and 11.3 of Annex III;

(vi)

each sub-asset class considered not to have a liquid market for the asset classes of emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives as defined in Tables 12.3 and 13.3 of Annex III;

(vii)

each structured finance product where Test-1 under paragraph 1(d) is not passed as defined in Table 3.2 of Annex III;

(viii)

each structured finance product considered not to have a liquid market where only Test-1 under paragraph 1(d) is passed as defined in Table 3.3 of Annex III.

(b)

the greater of the trade size below which lies the percentage of the transactions corresponding to the trade percentile as further specified in Article 17(3) and the threshold floor for:

(i)

each bond type, except ETCs and ETNs, as defined in Table 2.3 of Annex III;

(ii)

each sub-class having a liquid market for the asset classes of interest rate derivatives, commodity derivatives, credit derivatives, C10 derivatives and CFDs as defined in Tables 5.2, 7.2, 9.2, 10.2 and 11.2 of Annex III;

(iii)

each sub-asset class having a liquid market for the asset classes of emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives as defined in Tables 12.2 and 13.2 of Annex III;

(iv)

each structured finance product considered to have a liquid market where Test-1 and Test-2 under paragraph 1(d) are passed as defined in Table 3.3 of Annex III.

3.   For the determination of the size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Article 8(1)(c) and transactions that are large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 8(1)(a), the following methodologies shall be applied:

(a)

the threshold value for:

(i)

ETC and ETN bond types as defined in Table 2.5 of Annex III;

(ii)

the asset class of securitised derivatives as defined in Table 4.2 of Annex III;

(iii)

each sub-class of equity derivatives as defined in Tables 6.2 and 6.3 of Annex III;

(iv)

each sub-class of foreign exchange derivatives as defined in Table 8.2 of Annex III;

(v)

each sub-class considered not to have a liquid market for the asset classes of interest rate derivatives, commodity derivatives, credit derivatives, C10 derivatives and contracts for difference (CFDs) as defined in Tables 5.3, 7.3, 9.3, 10.3 and 11.3 of Annex III;

(vi)

each sub-asset class considered not to have a liquid market for the asset class of emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives as defined in Tables 12.3 and 13.3 of Annex III;

(vii)

each structured finance product where Test-1 under paragraph 1(d) is not passed as defined in Table 3.2 of Annex III;

(viii)

each structured finance product considered not to have a liquid market where only Test-1 under paragraph 1(d) is passed as defined in Table 3.3 of Annex III.

(b)

the trade size below which lies the percentage of the transactions corresponding to the trade percentile for each bond type, except ETCs and ETNs, as defined in Table 2.3 of Annex III;

(c)

the greatest of the trade size below which lies the percentage of the transactions corresponding to the trade percentile, the trade size below which lies the percentage of volume corresponding to the volume percentile and the threshold floor for each sub-class considered to have a liquid market for the asset classes of interest rate derivatives, commodity derivatives, credit derivatives, C10 derivatives and CFDs as provided in Tables 5.2, 7.2, 9.2, 10.2 and 11.2 of Annex III;

(d)

the greater of the trade size below which lies the percentage of the transactions corresponding to the trade percentile and the threshold floor for:

(i)

each sub-asset class considered to have a liquid market for the asset classes of emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives as provided in Tables 12.2 and 13.2 of Annex III;

(ii)

each structured finance product considered to have a liquid market where the Test-1 and Test-2 under paragraph 1(d) are passed as defined in Table 3.3 of Annex III.

4.   For the purpose of paragraph 3(c) where the trade size corresponding to the volume percentile for the determination of the transaction that is large in scale compared with normal market size is higher than the 97,5 trade percentile, the trade volume shall not be taken into consideration and the size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Article 8(1)(c) and the size of transactions large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 8(1)(a) shall be determined as the greater of the trade size below which lies the percentage of the transactions corresponding to the trade percentile and the threshold floor.

5.   In accordance with Delegated Regulations (EU) 2017/590 and (EU) 2017/577 competent authorities shall collect on a daily basis the data from trading venues, APAs and CTPs which is necessary to perform the calculations to determine:

(a)

the financial instruments and classes of financial instruments not having a liquid market as set out in paragraph 1;

(b)

the sizes large in scale compared to normal market size and the size specific to the instrument as set out in paragraphs 2 and 3.

6.   Competent authorities performing the calculations for a class of financial instruments shall establish cooperation arrangements between each other as to ensure the aggregation of the data across the Union necessary for the calculations.

7.   For the purpose of paragraph 1(b) and (d), paragraph 2(b) and paragraph 3(b), (c) and (d), competent authorities shall take into account transactions executed in the Union between 1 January and 31 December of the preceding year.

8.   The trade size for the purpose of paragraph 2(b) and paragraph 3(b), (c) and (d) shall be determined according to the measure of volume as defined in Table 4 of Annex II. Where the trade size defined for the purpose of paragraphs 2 and 3 is expressed in monetary value and the financial instrument is not denominated in euros, the trade size shall be converted to the currency in which that financial instrument is denominated by applying the European Central Bank euro foreign exchange reference rate as of 31 December of the preceding year.

9.   Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue may convert the trade sizes determined according to paragraphs 2 and 3 to the corresponding number of lots as defined in advance by that trading venue for the respective sub-class or sub-asset class. Market operators and investment firms operating a trading venue may maintain such trade sizes until application of the results of the next calculations performed in accordance to paragraph 17.

10.   The calculations referred to in paragraph 2(b)(i) and paragraph 3(b) shall exclude transactions with a size equal to or smaller than EUR 100 000.

11.   For the purpose of the determinations referred to in paragraphs 2 and 3, points (b) of paragraph 2 and points (b), (c) and (d) of paragraph 3 shall not apply whenever the number of transactions considered for calculations is smaller than 1 000, in which case the following thresholds shall be applied:

(a)

EUR 100 000 for all bond types except ETCs and ETNs;

(b)

the threshold values defined in paragraph 2(a) and paragraph 3(a) for all financial instruments not covered in point (a) of this paragraph.

12.   Except when they refer to emission allowances or derivatives thereof, the calculations referred to in paragraph 2(b) and paragraph 3(b), (c) and (d) shall be rounded up to the next:

(a)

100 000 where the threshold value is smaller than 1 million;

(b)

500 000 where the threshold value is equal to or greater than 1 million but smaller than 10 million;

(c)

5 million where the threshold value is equal to or greater than 10 million but smaller than 100 million;

(d)

25 million where the threshold value is equal to or greater than 100 million.

13.   For the purpose of paragraph 1, the quantitative liquidity criteria specified for each asset class in Annex III shall be determined according to Section 1 of Annex III.

14.   For equity derivatives that are admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue, that do not belong to a sub-class for which the size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Article 5 and Article 8(1)(c) and the size of orders and transactions large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 3 and Article 8(1)(a) have been published and which belong to one of the sub-asset classes specified in paragraph 1(a)(ii), the size specific to the financial instrument and the size of orders and transactions large in scale compared with normal market size shall be those applicable to the smallest average daily notional amount (ADNA) band of the sub-asset class to which the equity derivative belongs.

15.   Financial instruments admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue which do not belong to any sub-class for which the size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Article 5 and Article 8(1)(c) and the size of orders and transactions large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 3 and Article 8(1)(a) have been published shall be considered not to have a liquid market until application of the results of the calculations performed in accordance to paragraph 17. The applicable size specific to the financial instrument referred to in Articles 5 and Article 8(1)(c) and the size of orders and transactions large in scale compared with normal market size referred to in Article 3 and Article 8(1)(a) shall be those of the sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market belonging to the same sub-asset class.

16.   After the end of the trading day but before the end of that day, trading venues shall submit to competent authorities the details included in Annex IV for performing the calculations referred to in paragraph 5 whenever the financial instrument is admitted to trading or first traded on that trading venue or whenever the details previously provided have changed.

17.   Competent authorities shall ensure the publication of the results of the calculations referred to under paragraph 5 for each financial instrument and class of financial instrument by 30 April of the year following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and by 30 April of each year thereafter. The results of the calculations shall apply from 1 June each year following publication.

18.   For the purposes of the calculations in paragraph 1(b)(i) and by way of derogation from paragraphs 7, 15 and 17, competent authorities shall, in respect of bonds except ETCs and ETNs, ensure the publication of the calculations referred to under paragraph 5(a) on a quarterly basis, on the first day of February, May, August and November following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and on the first day of February, May, August and November each year thereafter. The calculations shall include transactions executed in the Union during the preceding calendar quarter and shall apply for the 3 month period beginning on the sixteenth day of February, May, August and November each year.

19.   Bonds, except for ETCs and ETNs, that are admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue during the first two months of a quarter shall be considered to have a liquid market as specified in Table 2.2 of Annex III until the application of the results of the calculation of the calendar quarter.

20.   Bonds, except for ETCs and ETNs, that are admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue during the last month of a quarter shall be considered to have a liquid market as specified in Table 2.2 of Annex III until the application of the results of the calculation of the following calendar quarter.

Article 14

Transactions to which the exemption in Article 1(6) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 applies

(Article 1(6) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

A transaction shall be considered to be entered into by a member of the European System of Central Banks (ESCB) in performance of monetary, foreign exchange and financial stability policy where that transaction meets any of the following requirements:

(a)

the transaction is carried out for the purposes of monetary policy, including an operation carried out in accordance with Articles 18 and 20 of the Statute of the European System of Central Banks and of the European Central Bank annexed to the Treaty on European Union or an operation carried out under equivalent national provisions for members of the ESCB in Member States whose currency is not the euro;

(b)

the transaction is a foreign-exchange operation, including operations carried out to hold or manage official foreign reserves of the Member States or the reserve management service provided by a member of the ESCB to central banks in other countries to which the exemption has been extended in accordance with Article 1(9) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(c)

the transaction is carried out for the purposes of financial stability policy.

Article 15

Transactions to which the exemption in Article 1(6) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 does not apply

(Article 1(7) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

Article 1(6) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 shall not apply to the following types of transactions entered into by a member of the ESCB for the performance of an investment operation that is unconnected with that member's performance of one of the tasks referred to in Article 14:

(a)

transactions entered into for the management of its own funds;

(b)

transactions entered into for administrative purposes or for the staff of the member of the ESCB which include transactions conducted in the capacity as administrator of a pension scheme for its staff;

(c)

transactions entered into for its investment portfolio pursuant to obligations under national law.

Article 16

Temporary suspension of transparency obligations

(Article 9(5)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014)

1.   For financial instruments for which there is a liquid market in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13, a competent authority may temporarily suspend the obligations set out in Articles 8 and 10 Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 where for a class of bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances or derivatives, the total volume as defined in Table 4 of Annex II calculated for the previous 30 calendar days represents less than 40 % of the average monthly volume calculated for the 12 full calendar months preceding those 30 calendar days.

2.   For financial instruments for which there is not a liquid market in accordance with the methodology set out in Article 13, a competent authority may temporarily suspend the obligations referred to in Articles 8 and 10 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 when for a class of bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances or derivatives, the total volume as defined in Table 4 of Annex II calculated for the previous 30 calendar days represents less than 20 % of the average monthly volume calculated for the 12 full calendar months preceding those 30 calendar days.

3.   Competent authorities shall take into account the transactions executed on all venues in the Union for the class of bonds, structured finance products, emission allowances or derivatives concerned when performing the calculations referred to in paragraphs 1 and 2. The calculations shall be performed at the level of the class of financial instruments to which the liquidity test set out in Article 13 is applied.

4.   Before competent authorities decide to suspend transparency obligations, they shall ensure that the significant decline in liquidity across all venues is not the result of seasonal effects of the relevant class of financial instruments on liquidity.

Article 17

Provisions for the liquidity assessment for bonds and for the determination of the pre-trade size specific to the instrument thresholds based on trade percentiles

1.   For determining the bonds for which there is not a liquid market for the purposes of Article 6 and according to the methodology specified in Article 13(1)(b), the approach for the liquidity criterion ‘average daily number of trades’ shall be taken applying the ‘average daily number of trades’ corresponding to stage S1 (15 daily trades).

2.   Corporate bonds and covered bonds that are admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue shall be considered to have a liquid market until the application of the results of the first quarterly liquidity determination as set out in Article 13(18) where:

(a)

the issuance size exceeds EUR 1 000 000 000 during stages S1 and S2, as determined in accordance with paragraph 6;

(b)

the issuance size exceeds EUR 500 000 000 during stages S3 and S4, as determined in accordance with paragraph 6.

3.   For determining the size specific to the financial instrument for the purposes of Article 5 and according to the methodology specified in Article 13(2)(b), the approach for the trade percentile to be applied shall be used applying the trade percentile corresponding to the stage S1 (30th percentile).

4.   ESMA shall, by 30 July of the year following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 and by 30 July of each year thereafter, submit to the Commission an assessment of the operation of the thresholds for the liquidity criterion 'average daily number of trades' for bonds as well as the trade percentiles that determine the size specific to the financial instruments covered by paragraph 8. The obligation to submit the assessment of the operation of the thresholds for the liquidity criterion for bonds ceases once S4 in the sequence of paragraph 6 is reached. The obligation to submit the assessment of the trade percentiles ceases once S4 in the sequence of paragraph 8 is reached.

5.   The assessment referred to in paragraph 4 shall take into account:

(a)

the evolution of trading volumes in non-equity instruments covered by the pre-trade transparency obligations pursuant to Article 8 and 9 of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b)

the impact on liquidity providers of the percentile thresholds used to determine the size specific to the financial instrument; and

(c)

any other relevant factors.

6.   ESMA shall, in light of the assessment undertaken in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5, submit to the Commission an amended version of the regulatory technical standard adjusting the threshold for the liquidity criterion ‘average daily number of trades’ for bonds according to the following sequence:

(a)

S2 (10 daily trades) by 30 July of the year following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b)

S3 (7 daily trades) by 30 July of the year thereafter; and

(c)

S4 (2 daily trades) by 30 July of the year thereafter.

7.   Where ESMA does not submit an amended regulatory technical standard adjusting the threshold to the next stage according to the sequence referred to in paragraph 6, the ESMA assessment undertaken in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 shall explain why adjusting the threshold to the relevant next stage is not warranted. In this instance, the move to the next stage will be postponed by one year.

8.   ESMA shall, in light of the assessment undertaken in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5, submit to the Commission an amended version of the regulatory technical standard adjusting the threshold for trade percentiles according to the following sequence:

(a)

S2 (40th percentile) by 30 July of the year following the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b)

S3 (50th percentile) by 30 July of the year thereafter; and

(c)

S4 (60th percentile) by 30 July of the year thereafter.

9.   Where ESMA does not submit an amended regulatory technical standard adjusting the threshold to the next stage according to the sequence referred to in paragraph 8, the ESMA assessment undertaken in accordance with paragraphs 4 and 5 shall explain why adjusting the threshold to the relevant next stage is not warranted. In this instance, the move to the next stage will be postponed by one year.

Article 18

Transitional provisions

1.   Competent authorities shall, no later than six months prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, collect the necessary data, calculate and ensure publication of the details referred to in Article 13(5).

2.   For the purposes of paragraph 1:

(a)

the calculations shall be based on a six-month reference period commencing 18 months prior to the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014;

(b)

the results of the calculations contained in the first publication shall be used until the results of the first regular calculations set out in Article 13(17) apply.

3.   By derogation from paragraph 1, for all bonds, except ETCs and ETNs, competent authorities shall use their best endeavours to ensure publication of the results of the transparency calculations specified in paragraph 1(b)(i) of Article 13 no later than on the first day of the month preceding the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014, based on a reference period of three months commencing on the first day of the fifth month preceding the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014.

4.   Competent authorities, market operators and investment firms including investment firms operating a trading venue shall use the information published in accordance with paragraph 3 until the results of the first regular calculation set out in Article 13(18) apply.

5.   Bonds, except for ETCs and ETNs, which are admitted to trading or first traded on a trading venue in the three month period preceding the date of application of Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 shall be considered not to have a liquid market as set out in Table 2.2 of Annex III until the results of the first regular calculation set out in Article 13(18) apply.

Article 19

Entry into force and application

This Regulation shall enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

It shall apply from 3 January 2018. However, Article 18 shall apply from the date of the entry of force of this Regulation.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Brussels, 14 July 2016.

For the Commission

The President

Jean-Claude JUNCKER


(1)  OJ L 173, 12.6.2014, p. 84.

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/571 of 2 June 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards on the authorisation, organisational requirements and the publication of transactions for data reporting services providers (see page 126 of this Official Journal).

(3)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/577 of 13 June 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council on markets in financial instruments with regard to regulatory technical standards on the volume cap mechanism and the provision of information for the purposes of transparency and other calculations (see page 174 of this Official Journal).

(4)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/585 of 14 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the data standards and formats for financial instrument reference data and technical measures in relation to arrangements to be made by the European Securities and Markets Authority and competent authorities (see page 368 of this Official Journal).

(5)  Regulation (EU) No 1095/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 24 November 2010 establishing a European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority), amending Decision No 716/2009/EC and repealing Commission Decision 2009/77/EC (OJ L 331, 15.12.2010, p. 84).

(6)  Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on markets in financial instruments and amending Directive 2002/92/EC and Directive 2011/61/EU (OJ L 173, 12.6.2014, p. 349).

(7)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 of 28 July 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the reporting of transactions to competent authorities (see page 449 of this Official Journal).

(8)  Directive 2009/65/EC of the European Parliment and of the Council of 13 July 2009 on the coordination of laws, regulations and administrative provisions relating to undertakings for collective investment in transferable securities (UCITS) (OJ L 302, 17.11.2009, p. 32).

(9)  Directive 2011/61/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 June 2011 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers and amending Directives 2003/41/EC and 2009/65/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009 and (EU) No 1095/2010 (OJ L 174, 1.7.2011, p. 1).


ANNEX I

Description of the type of system and the related information to be made public in accordance with Article 2

Information to be made public in accordance with Article 2

Type of system

Description of system

Information to be made public

Continuous auction order book trading system

A system that by means of an order book and a trading algorithm operated without human intervention matches sell orders with buy orders on the basis of the best available price on a continuous basis.

For each financial instrument, the aggregate number of orders and the volume they represent at each price level, for at least the five best bid and offer price levels.

Quote-driven trading system

A system where transactions are concluded on the basis of firm quotes that are continuously made available to participants, which requires the market makers to maintain quotes in a size that balances the needs of members and participants to deal in a commercial size and the risk to which the market maker exposes itself.

For each financial instrument, the best bid and offer by price of each market maker in that instrument, together with the volumes attaching to those prices.

The quotes made public shall be those that represent binding commitments to buy and sell the financial instruments and which indicate the price and volume of financial instruments in which the registered market makers are prepared to buy or sell. In exceptional market conditions, however, indicative or one-way prices may be allowed for a limited time.

Periodic auction trading system

A system that matches orders on the basis of a periodic auction and a trading algorithm operated without human intervention.

For each financial instrument, the price at which the auction trading system would best satisfy its trading algorithm and the volume that would potentially be executable at that price by participants in that system.

Request-for-quote trading system

A trading system where a quote or quotes are provided in response to a request for a quote submitted by one or more other members or participants. The quote is executable exclusively by the requesting member or market participant. The requesting member or participant may conclude a transaction by accepting the quote or quotes provided to it on request.

The quotes and the attaching volumes from any member or participant which, if accepted, would lead to a transaction under the system's rules. All submitted quotes in response to a request for quote may be published at the same time but not later than when they become executable.

Voice trading system

A trading system where transactions between members are arranged through voice negotiation.

The bids and offers and the attaching volumes from any member or participant which, if accepted, would lead to a transaction under the system's rules

Trading system not covered by first 5 rows

A hybrid system falling into two or more of the first five rows or a system where the price determination process is of a different nature than that applicable to the types of system covered by first five rows.

Adequate information as to the level of orders or quotes and of trading interest; in particular, the five best bid and offer price levels and/or two-way quotes of each market maker in the instrument, if the characteristics of the price discovery mechanism so permit.


ANNEX II

Details of transactions to be made available to the public

Table 1

Symbol table for Table 2

SYMBOL

DATA TYPE

DEFINITION

{ALPHANUM-n}

Up to n alphanumerical characters

Free text field.

{CURRENCYCODE_3}

3 alphanumerical characters

3 letter currency code, as defined by ISO 4217 currency codes

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

ISO 8601 date and time format

Date and time in the following format:

YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.ddddddZ.

Where:

‘YYYY’ is the year;

‘MM’ is the month;

‘DD’ is the day;

‘T’ — means that the letter ‘T’ shall be used

‘hh’ is the hour;

‘mm’ is the minute;

‘ss.dddddd’ is the second and its fraction of a second;

Z is UTC time.

Dates and times shall be reported in UTC.

{DECIMAL-n/m}

Decimal number of up to n digits in total of which up to m digits can be fraction digits

Numerical field for both positive and negative values:

decimal separator is ‘.’ (full stop);

negative numbers are prefixed with ‘-’ (minus).

Where applicable, values shall be rounded and not truncated.

{ISIN}

12 alphanumerical characters

ISIN code, as defined in ISO 6166

{MIC}

4 alphanumerical characters

Market identifier as defined in ISO 10383


Table 2

List of details for the purpose of post-trade transparency

Details

Financial instruments

Description/Details to be published

Type of execution/publication venue

Format to be populated as defined in Table 1

Trading date and time

For all financial instruments

Date and time when the transaction was executed.

For transactions executed on a trading venue, the level of granularity shall be in accordance with the requirements set out in Article 3 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574 (1).

For transactions not executed on a trading venue, the date and time shall be when the parties agree the content of the following fields: quantity, price, currencies (in fields 31, 34 and 40 as specified in Table 2 of Annex I of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590, instrument identification code, instrument classification and underlying instrument code, where applicable. For transactions not executed on a trading venue the time reported shall be granular to at least the nearest second.

Where the transaction results from an order transmitted by the executing firm on behalf of a client to a third party where the conditions for transmission set out in Article 5 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 were not satisfied, this shall be the date and time of the transaction rather than the time of the order transmission.

Regulated Market (RM), Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF), Organised Trading Facility (OTF)

Approved Publication Arrangement (APA)

Consolidated tape provider (CTP)

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Instrument identification code type

For all financial instruments

Code type used to identify the financial instrument

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

‘ISIN’ = ISIN-code, where ISIN is available

‘OTHR’ = other identifier

Instrument identification code

For all financial instruments

Code used to identify the financial instrument

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{ISIN}

Where Instrument identification code is not an ISIN, an identifier that identifies the derivative instrument based on the fields 3 to 5, 7 and 8 and 12 to 42 as specified in Annex IV and fields 13 and 24 to 48 as specified in the Annex of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/585 and the grouping of derivative instruments as set out in Annex III.

Price

For all financial instruments

Traded price of the transaction excluding, where applicable, commission and accrued interest.

In the case of option contracts, it shall be the premium of the derivative contract per underlying or index point.

In the case of spread bets it shall be the reference price of the underlying instrument.

For credit default swaps (CDS) it shall be the coupon in basis points.

Where price is reported in monetary terms, it shall be provided in the major currency unit.

Where price is currently not available but pending, the value should be ‘PNDG’.

Where price is not applicable the field shall not be populated.

The information reported in this field shall be consistent with the value provided in field Quantity.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/13} in case the price is expressed as monetary value

{DECIMAL-11/10} in case the price is expressed as percentage or yield

‘PNDG’ in case the price is not available

{DECIMAL-18/17} in case the price is expressed as basis points

Venue of execution

For all financial instruments

Identification of the venue where the transaction was executed.

Use the ISO 10383 segment MIC for transactions executed on a trading venue. Where the segment MIC does not exist, use the operating MIC.

Use MIC code ‘XOFF’ for financial instruments admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue, where the transaction on that financial instrument is not executed on a trading venue or systematic internaliser or organised trading platform outside of the Union.

Use SINT for financial instrument submitted to trading or traded on a trading venue, where the transaction on that financial instrument is executed on a Systematic Internaliser.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{MIC} –trading venues

‘SINT’ — systematic internaliser

Price notation

For all financial instruments

Indication as to whether the price is expressed in monetary value, in percentage or in yield

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

‘MONE’ — Monetary value

‘PERC’ — Percentage

‘YIEL’ — Yield

‘BAPO’ — Basis points

Price Currency

For all financial instruments

Currency in which the price is expressed (applicable if the price is expressed as monetary value)

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{CURRENCYCODE_3}

Notation of the quantity in measurement unit

For commodity derivatives, emission allowance derivatives and emission allowances except in the cases described under Article 11(1) letters (a) and (b) of this Regulation.

Indication of measurement units in which the quantity in measurement unit is expressed

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

‘TOCD’ — tons of carbon dioxide equivalent

Or

{ALPHANUM-25} otherwise

Quantity in measurement unit

For commodity derivatives, emission allowance derivatives and emission allowances except in the cases described under Article 11(1) letters (a) and (b) of this Regulation.

The equivalent amount of commodity or emission allowance traded expressed in measurement unit

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/17}

Quantity

For all financial instruments except in the cases described under Article 11(1) letters (a) and (b) of this Regulation.

The number of units of the financial instrument, or the number of derivative contracts in the transaction.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/17}

Notional amount

For all financial instruments except in the cases described under Article 11(1) letters (a) and (b) of this Regulation.

Nominal amount or notional amount

For spread bets, the notional amount shall be the monetary value wagered per point movement in the underlying financial instrument.

For credit default swaps, it shall be the notional amount for which the protection is acquired or disposed of.

The information reported in this field shall be consistent with the value provided in field Price

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{DECIMAL-18/5}

Notional currency

For all financial instruments except in the cases described under Article 11(1) letters (a) and (b) of the Regulation.

Currency in which the notional is denominated

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{CURRENCYCODE_3}

Type

For emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives only

This field is only applicable for emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

‘EUAE’ — EUA

‘CERE’ — CER

‘ERUE’ — ERU

‘EUAA’ — EUAA

‘OTHR’ — Other (for derivatives only)

Publication Date and Time

For all financial instruments

Date and time when the transaction was published by a trading venue or APA.

For transactions executed on a trading venue, the level of granularity shall be in accordance with the requirements set out in Article 2 of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574.

For transactions not executed on a trading venue, the time reported shall be granular to at least the nearest second.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{DATE_TIME_FORMAT}

Venue of publication

For all financial instruments

Code used to identify the trading venue and APA publishing the transaction.

CTP

Trading venue: {MIC}

APA: {MIC} where available. Otherwise, 4 character code as published in the list of data reporting services providers on ESMA's website.

Transaction Identification Code

For all financial instruments

Alphanumerical code assigned by trading venues (pursuant to Article 12 of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/580 (2) and APAs and used in any subsequent reference to the specific trade.

The transaction identification code shall be unique, consistent and persistent per ISO 10383 segment MIC and per trading day. Where the trading venue does not use segment MICs, the transaction identification code shall be unique, consistent and persistent per operating MIC per trading day.

Where the APA does not use MICs, it should be unique, consistent and persistent per 4-character code used to identify the APA per trading day.

The components of the transaction identification code shall not disclose the identity of the counterparties to the transaction for which the code is maintained

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

{ALPHANUMERICAL-52}

Transaction to be cleared

For derivatives

Code to identify whether the transaction will be cleared.

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

‘true’ — transaction to be cleared

‘false’ — transaction not to be cleared


Table 3

List of flags for the purpose of post-trade transparency

 

Flag

Name of Flag

Type of execution/publication venue

Description

 

‘BENC’

Benchmark transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

All kinds of volume weighted average price transactions and all other trades where the price is calculated over multiple time instances according to a given benchmark.

 

‘ACTX’

Agency cross transaction flag

APA

CTP

Transactions where an investment firm has brought together two clients' orders with the purchase and the sale conducted as one transaction and involving the same volume and price.

 

‘NPFT’

Non-price forming transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

CTP

All types of transactions listed under Article 12 of this Regulation and which do not contribute to the price formation.

 

‘LRGS’

Post-trade LIS transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transactions executed under the post-trade large in scale deferral.

 

‘ILQD’

Illiquid instrument transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transactions executed under the deferral for instruments for which there is not a liquid market.

 

‘SIZE’

Post-trade SSTI transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transactions executed under the post-trade size specific to the instrument deferral.

 

‘TPAC’

Package transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Package transactions which are not exchange for physicals as defined in Article 1.

 

‘XFPH’

Exchange for physicals transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Exchange for physicals as defined in Article 1

 

‘CANC’

Cancellation flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

When a previously published transaction is cancelled.

 

‘AMND’

Amendment flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

When a previously published transaction is amended.

SUPPLEMENTARY DEFERRAL FLAGS

Article 11(1)(a)(i).

‘LMTF’

Limited details flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

First report with publication of limited details in accordance with Article 11(1)(a)(i).

‘FULF’

Full details flag

Transaction for which limited details have been previously published in accordance with Article 11(1)(a)(i).

Article 11(1)(a)(ii).

‘DATF’

Daily aggregated transaction flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Publication of daily aggregated transaction in accordance with Article 11(1)(a)(ii).

‘FULA’

Full details flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Individual transactions for which aggregated details have been previously published in accordance with Article 11(1)(a)(ii).

Article 11(1)(b)

‘VOLO’

Volume omission flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transaction for which limited details are published in accordance with Article 11(1)(b).

‘FULV’

Full details flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transaction for which limited details have been previously published in accordance with Article 11(1)(b)

Article 11(1)(c)

‘FWAF’

Four weeks aggregation flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Publication of aggregated transactions in accordance with Article 11(1)(c).

‘FULJ’

Full details flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Individual transactions which have previously benefited from aggregated publication in accordance with Article 11(1)(c).

Article 11(1)(d)

‘IDAF’

Indefinite aggregation flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transactions for which the publication of several transactions in aggregated form for an indefinite period of time has been allowed in accordance with Article 11(1)(d).

Consecutive use of Article 11(1)(b) and Article 11(2)(c) for sovereign debt instruments

‘VOLW’

Volume omission flag

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transaction for which limited are published in accordance with Article 11(1)(b) and for which the publication of several transactions in aggregated form for an indefinite period of time will be consecutively allowed in accordance with Article 11(2)(c).

‘COAF’

Consecutive aggregation flag (post volume omission for sovereign debt instruments)

RM, MTF, OTF

APA

CTP

Transactions for which limited details have been previously published in accordance with Article 11(1)(b) and for which the publication of several transactions in aggregated form for an indefinite period of time has consecutively been allowed in accordance with Article 11(2)(c).


Table 4

Measure of volume

Type of instrument

Volume

All bonds except ETCs and ETNs and structured finance products

Total nominal value of debt instruments traded

ETCs and ETNs bond types

Number of units traded (3)

Securitised derivatives

Number of units traded (3)

Interest rate derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Foreign Exchange Derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Equity derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Commodity derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Credit derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Contract for differences

Notional amount of traded contracts

C10 derivatives

Notional amount of traded contracts

Emission allowance derivatives

Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent

Emission allowances

Tons of Carbon Dioxide equivalent


(1)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/574 of 7 June 2016 supplementing Directive 2014/65/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the level of accuracy of business clocks (see page 148 of this Official Journal).

(2)  Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/580 of 24 June 2016 supplementing Regulation (EU) No 600/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to regulatory technical standards for the maintenance of relevant data relating to orders in financial instruments (see page 193 of this Official Journal).

(3)  Price per unit.


ANNEX III

Liquidity assessment, LIS and SSTI thresholds for non-equity financial instruments

1.   Instructions for the purpose of this annex

1.

A reference to an ‘asset class’ means a reference to the following classes of financial instruments: bonds, structured finance products, securitised derivatives, interest rate derivatives, equity derivatives, commodity derivatives, foreign exchange derivatives, credit derivatives, C10 derivatives, CFDs, emission allowances and emission allowance derivatives.

2.

A reference to a ‘sub-asset class’ means a reference to an asset class segmented to a more granular level on the basis of the contract type and/or the type of underlying.

3.

A reference to a ‘sub-class’ means a reference to a sub-asset class segmented to a more granular level on basis of further qualitative segmentation criteria as set out in Tables 2.1 to 13.3 of this Annex.

4.

‘Average daily turnover (ADT)’ means the total turnover for a particular financial instrument determined according to the volume measure set out in Table 4 of Annex II and executed in the period set out in Article 13(7), divided by the number of trading days in that period or, where applicable, that part of the year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

5.

‘Average daily notional amount (ADNA)’ means the total notional amount for a particular financial instrument determined according to the volume measure set out in Table 4 of Annex II and executed in the period set out in Article 13(18) for all bonds except ETCs and ETNs and in Article 13(7) for all the other financial instruments, divided by the number of trading days in that period or, where applicable, that part of the year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

6.

‘Percentage of days traded over the period considered’ means the number of days in the period set out in Article 13(18) for all bonds except ETCs and ETNs and in Article 13(7) for structured finance products, on which at least one transaction has been executed for that financial instrument, divided by the number of trading days in that period or, where applicable, that part of the year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

7.

‘Average daily number of trades’ means the total number of transactions executed for a particular financial instrument in the period set out in Article 13(18) for all bonds except ETCs and ETN and in Article 13(7) all the other financial instruments, divided by the number of trading days in that period or, where applicable, that part of the year during which the financial instrument was admitted to trading or traded on a trading venue and was not suspended from trading.

8.

‘Future’ means a contract to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument in a designated future date at a price agreed upon at the initiation of the contract by the buyer and seller. Every futures contract has standard terms that dictate the minimum quantity and quality that can be bought or sold, the smallest amount by which the price may change, delivery procedures, maturity date and other characteristics related to the contract.

9.

‘Option’ means a contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to buy (call) or sell (put) a specific financial instrument or commodity at a predetermined price, strike or exercise price, at or up to a certain future date or exercise date.

10.

‘Swap’ means a contract in which two parties agree to exchange cash flows in one financial instrument for those of another financial instrument at a certain future date.

11.

‘Portfolio Swap’ means a contract by which end-users can trade multiple swaps.

12.

‘Forward’ or ‘Forward agreement’ means a private agreement between two parties to buy or sell a commodity or financial instrument at a designated future date at a price agreed upon at the initiation of the contract by the buyer and seller.

13.

‘Swaption’ means a contract that gives the owner the right, but not the obligation, to enter a swap at or up to a certain future date or exercise date.

14.

‘Future on a swap’ means a future contract that gives the owner the obligation, to enter a swap at or up to a certain future date.

15.

‘Forward on a swap’ means a forward contract that gives the owner the obligation, to enter a swap at or up to a certain future date.

2.   Bonds

Table 2.1

Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs) — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs)

Each individual financial instrument shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria on a cumulative basis

Average daily notional amount

[quantitative liquidity criteria 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criteria 2]

Percentage of days traded over the period considered

[quantitative liquidity criteria 3]

EUR 100 000

S1

S2

S3

S4

80 %

15

10

7

2


Table 2.2

Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs) — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs)

Each individual bond shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Article 13(18) if it is characterised by a specific combination of bond type and issuance size as specified in each row of the table.

Bond Type

 

Issuance size

Sovereign Bond

means a bond issued by a sovereign issuer which is either:

(a)

the Union;

(b)

a Member State including a government department, an agency or a special purpose vehicle of a Member State;

(c)

a sovereign entity which is not listed under points (a) and (b).

smaller than (in EUR)

1 000 000 000

Other Public Bond

means a bond issued by any of the following public issuers:

(a)

in the case of a federal Member State, a member of that federation;

(b)

a special purpose vehicle for several Member States;

(c)

an international financial institution established by two or more Member States which have the purpose of mobilising funding and providing financial assistance to the benefit of its members that are experiencing or are threatened by severe financial problems;

(d)

the European Investment Bank;

(e)

a public entity which is not an issuer of a sovereign bond as specified in the previous row.

smaller than (in EUR)

500 000 000

Convertible Bond

means an instrument consisting of a bond or a securitised debt instrument with an embedded derivative, such as an option to buy the underlying equity

smaller than (in EUR)

500 000 000

Covered Bond

means bonds as referred to in Article 52(4) of Directive 2009/65/EC

during stages S1 and S2

during stages S3 and S4

smaller than (in EUR)

1 000 000 000

smaller than (in EUR)

500 000 000

Corporate Bond

means a bond that is issued by a Societas Europaea established in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 2157/2001 (1) or a type of company listed in Article 1 of Directive 2009/101/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) or equivalent in third countries

during stages S1 and S2

during stages S3 and S4

smaller than (in EUR)

1 000 000 000

smaller than (in EUR)

500 000 000

Bond Type

For the purpose of the determination of the financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Article 13(18), the following methodology shall be applied

Other Bond

A bond that does not belong to any of the above bond types is considered not to have a liquid market


Table 2.3

Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs) — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds

Asset class — Bonds (all bond types except ETCs and ETNs)

Bond Type

Transactions to be considered for the calculation of the thresholds per bond type

Percentiles to be applied for the calculation of the pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for each bond type

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Trade — percentile

threshold floor

Trade — percentile

threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Trade — percentile

Sovereign Bond

transactions executed on Sovereign Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 300 000

70

EUR 300 000

80

90

30

40

50

60

Other Public Bond

transactions executed on Other Public Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 300 000

70

EUR 300 000

80

90

30

40

50

60

Convertible Bond

transactions executed on Convertible Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 200 000

70

EUR 200 000

80

90

30

40

50

60

Covered Bond

transactions executed on Covered Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 300 000

70

EUR 300 000

80

90

30

40

40

40

Corporate Bond

transactions executed on Corporate Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 200 000

70

EUR 200 000

80

90

30

40

50

60

Other Bonds

transactions executed on Other Bonds following the exclusion of transactions as specified in Article 13(10)

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 200 000

70

EUR 200 000

80

90

30

40

50

60


Table 2.4

Bonds (ETC and ETN bond types) — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Bonds (ETC and ETN bond types)

Bond type

Each individual financial instrument shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily turnover (ADT)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs)

a debt instrument issued against a direct investment by the issuer in commodities or commodities derivative contracts. The price of an ETC is directly or indirectly linked to the performance of the underlying. An ETC passively tracks the performance of the commodity or commodity indices to which it refers.

EUR 500 000

10

Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs)

a debt instrument issued against a direct investment by the issuer in the underlying or underlying derivative contracts. The price of an ETN is directly or indirectly linked to the performance of the underlying. An ETN passively tracks the performance of the underlying to which it refers.

EUR 500 000

10


Table 2.5

Bonds (ETC and ETN bond types) — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds

Asset class — Bonds (ETC and ETN bond types)

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for each individual instrument determined to have a liquid market

Bond type

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

ETCs

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 50 000 000

ETNs

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 50 000 000

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for each individual instrument determined not to have a liquid market

Bond type

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

ETCs

EUR 900 000

EUR 900 000

EUR 45 000 000

EUR 45 000 000

ETNs

EUR 900 000

EUR 900 000

EUR 45 000 000

EUR 45 000 000

3.   Structured Finance Products (SFPs)

Table 3.1

SFPs — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Structured Finance Products (SFPs)

Test 1 — SFPs asset-class assessment

SFPs asset-class assessment for the purpose of the determination of the financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b)

Transactions to be considered for the calculations of the values related to the quantitative liquidity criteria for the purpose of the SFPs asset-class assessment

The SFPs asset-class shall be assessed by application of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Transactions executed in all SFPs

EUR 300 000 000

500

Test 2 — SFPs not having a liquid market

If the values related to the quantitative liquidity criteria are both above the quantitative liquidity thresholds set for the purpose of the SFPs asset-class assessment, then Test 1 is passed and Test-2 shall be performed. Each individual financial instrument shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Percentage of days traded over the period considered

[quantitative liquidity criteria 3]

EUR 100 000

2

80 %


Table 3.2

SFPs — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds if Test 1 is not passed

Asset class — Structured Finance Products (SFPs)

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for all SFPs if Test 1 is not passed

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

EUR 100 000

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 1 000 000

Table 3.3

SFPs — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds if Test 1 is passed

Asset class — Structured Finance Products (SFPs)

Transactions to be considered for the calculation of the thresholds

Percentiles and threshold floors to be applied for the calculation of the pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for SFPs determined to have a liquid market if Test 1 is passed

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Transactions executed in all SFPs determined to have a liquid market

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 100 000

70

EUR 250 000

80

EUR 500 000

90

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60


Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for SFPs determined not to have a liquid market if Test 1 is passed

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

EUR 100 000

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 1 000 000

4.   Securitised derivatives

Table 4.1

Securitised derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Securitised Derivatives

means a transferable security as defined in Article 4(1)(44)(c) of Directive 2014/65/EU different from structured finance products and should include at least:

(a)

plain vanilla covered warrants means securities giving the holder the right, but not the obligation, to purchase (sell), at or by the expiry date, a specific amount of the underlying asset at a predetermined strike price or, in case cash settlement has been fixed, the payment of the positive difference between the current market price (the strike price) and the strike price (the current market price);

(b)

leverage certificates means certificates that track the performance of the underlying asset with leverage effect;

(c)

exotic covered warrants means covered warrants whose main component is a combination of options;

(d)

negotiable rights;

(e)

investment certificates means certificates that track the performance of the underlying asset without leverage effect.

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) the following methodology shall be applied

all securitised derivatives are considered to have a liquid market

Table 4.2

Securitised derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds

Asset class — Securitised Derivatives

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

EUR 50 000

EUR 60 000

EUR 90 000

EUR 100 000

5.   Interest rate derivatives

Table 5.1

Interest rate derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Interest Rate Derivatives

any contract as defined in Annex I, Section C(4) of Directive 2014/65/EU whose ultimate underlying is an interest rate, a bond, a loan, any basket, portfolio or index including an interest rate, a bond, a loan or any other product representing the performance of an interest rate, a bond, a loan.

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Each sub-class shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria. For sub-classes determined to have a liquid market the additional qualitative liquidity criterion, where applicable, shall be applied

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Additional qualitative liquidity criterion

Bond futures/forwards

a bond future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — issuer of the underlying

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — term of the underlying deliverable bond defined as follows:

 

Short-term: the underlying deliverable bond with a term between 1 and 4 years shall be considered to have a short-term

 

Medium-term: the underlying deliverable bond with a term between 4 and 8 years shall be considered to have a medium-term

 

Long-term: the underlying deliverable bond with a term between 8 and 15 years shall be considered to have a long-term

 

Ultra-long-term: the underlying deliverable bond with a term longer than 15 years shall be considered to have an ultra-long-term

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time to maturity bucket of the future defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 5 000 000

10

whenever a sub-class is determined to have a liquid market with respect to a specific time to maturity bucket and the sub-class defined by the next time to maturity bucket is determined not to have a liquid market, the first back month contract is determined to have a liquid market 2 weeks before expiration of the front month

Bond options

a bond option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying bond or underlying bond future/forward

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 5 000 000

10

 

IR futures and FRA

an interest rate future sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying interest rate

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — term of the underlying interest rate

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time to maturity bucket of the future defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 500 000 000

10

whenever a sub-class is determined to have a liquid market with respect to a specific time to maturity bucket and the sub-class defined by the next time to maturity bucket is determined not to have a liquid market, the first back month contract is determined to have a liquid market 2 weeks before expiration of the front month

IR options

an interest rate option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying interest rate or underlying interest rate future or FRA

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — term of the underlying interest rate

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 500 000 000

10

 

Swaptions

a swaption sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying swap type defined as follows: fixed-to-fixed single currency swap, futures/forwards on fixed-to-fixed single currency swap, fixed-to-float single currency swap, futures/forwards on fixed-to-float single currency swap, float-to-float single currency swap, futures/forwards on float-to-float single currency swap, inflation single currency swap, futures/forwards on inflation single currency swap, OIS single currency swap, futures/forwards on OIS single currency swap, fixed-to-fixed multi-currency swap, futures/forwards on fixed-to-fixed multi-currency swap, fixed-to-float multi-currency swap, futures/forwards on fixed-to-float multi-currency swap, float-to-float multi-currency swap, futures/forwards on float-to-float multi-currency swap, inflation multi-currency swap, futures/forwards on inflation multi-currency swap, OIS multi-currency swap, futures/forwards on OIS multi-currency swap

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the option is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — inflation index if the underlying swap type is either an inflation single currency swap or an inflation multi-currency swap

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 500 000 000

10

 

Segmentation criterion 5 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 4: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 5 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 5 years < time to maturity ≤ 10 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: over 10 years

Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in different currencies and the cash flows of one leg are determined by a fixed interest rate while those of the other leg are determined by a floating interest rate

a fixed-to-float multi-currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in different currencies and where the cash flows of both legs are determined by floating interest rates

a float-to-float multi-currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in different currencies and where the cash flows of both legs are determined by fixed interest rates

a fixed-to-fixed multi-currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in different currencies and where the cash flows of at least one leg are determined by an Overnight Index Swap (OIS) rate

an overnight index swap (OIS) multi-currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in different currencies and where the cash flows of at least one leg are determined by an inflation rate

an inflation multi-currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in the same currency and the cash flows of one leg are determined by a fixed interest rate while those of the other leg are determined by a floating interest rate

a fixed-to-float single currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in the same currency and where the cash flows of both legs are determined by floating interest rates

a float-to-float single currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in the same currency and where the cash flows of both legs are determined by fixed interest rates

a fixed-to-fixed single currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in the same currency and where the cash flows of at least one leg are determined by an Overnight Index Swap (OIS) rate

an overnight index swap (OIS) single currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Inflation ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘single currency swaps’

a swap or a future/forward on a swap where two parties exchange cash flows denominated in the same currency and where the cash flows of at least one leg are determined by an inflation rate

an inflation single currency sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — notional currency in which the two legs of the swap are denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

10

 

Asset class — Interest Rate Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), the following methodology shall be applied

Other Interest Rate Derivatives

 

an interest rate derivative that does not belong to any of the above sub-asset classes

any other interest rate derivative is considered not to have a liquid market


Table 5.2

Interest rate derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined to have a liquid market

Asset class — Interest Rate Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Percentiles and threshold floors to be applied for the calculation of the pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for each sub-class determined to have a liquid market

Transactions to be considered for the calculations of the thresholds

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Volume — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Volume — percentile

Threshold floor

Bond futures/forwards

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 20 000 000

90

70

EUR 25 000 000

30

40

50

60

Bond options

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 20 000 000

90

70

EUR 25 000 000

30

40

50

60

IR futures and FRA

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 5 000 000

70

EUR 10 000 000

80

60

EUR 20 000 000

90

70

EUR 25 000 000

30

40

50

60

IR options

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 5 000 000

70

EUR 10 000 000

80

60

EUR 20 000 000

90

70

EUR 25 000 000

30

40

50

60

Swaptions

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60

Inflation ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘single currency swaps’

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 4 000 000

70

EUR 5 000 000

80

60

EUR 9 000 000

90

70

EUR 10 000 000

30

40

50

60


Table 5.3

Interest rate derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

Asset class — Interest Rate Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for each sub-class determined not to have a liquid market

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Bond futures/forwards

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Bond options

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

IR futures and FRA

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

IR options

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Swaptions

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘multi-currency swaps’ or ‘cross-currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Float-to-Float ‘single currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Fixed-to-Fixed ‘single currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Overnight Index Swap (OIS) ‘single currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Inflation ‘single currency swaps’ and futures/forwards on Inflation ‘single currency swaps’

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

Other Interest Rate Derivatives

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 9 000 000

EUR 10 000 000

6.   Equity derivatives

Table 6.1

Equity derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Equity Derivatives

any contract as defined Annex I, Section C(4) of Directive 2014/65/EU related to:

(a)

one or more shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates, other similar financial instruments, cash-flows or other products related to the performance of one or more shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates, or other similar financial instruments;

(b)

an index of shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates, other similar financial instruments, cash-flows or other products related to the performance of one or more shares, depositary receipts, ETFs, certificates, or other similar financial instruments

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) the following methodology shall be applied

Stock index options

an option whose underlying is an index composed of shares

all index options are considered to have a liquid market

Stock index futures/forwards

a future/forward whose underlying is an index composed of shares

all index futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

Stock options

an option whose underlying is a share or a basket of shares resulting from a corporate action

all stock options are considered to have a liquid market

Stock futures/forwards

a future/forward whose underlying is a share or a basket of shares resulting from a corporate action

all stock futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

Stock dividend options

an option on the dividend of a specific share

all stock dividend options are considered to have a liquid market

Stock dividend futures/forwards

a future/forward on the dividend of a specific share

all stock dividend futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

Dividend index options

an option on an index composed of dividends of more than one share

all dividend index options are considered to have a liquid market

Dividend index futures/forwards

a future/forward on an index composed of dividends of more than one share

all dividend index futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

Volatility index options

an option whose underlying is a volatility index defined as an index relating to the volatility of a specific underlying index of equity instruments

all volatility index options are considered to have a liquid market

Volatility index futures/forwards

a future/forward whose underlying is a volatility index defined as an index relating to the volatility of a specific underlying index of equity instruments

all volatility index futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

ETF options

an option whose underlying is an ETF

all ETF options are considered to have a liquid market

ETF futures/forwards

a future/forward whose underlying is an ETF

all ETF futures/forwards are considered to have a liquid market

Asset class — Equity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Each sub-class shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Swaps

a swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying type: single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — parameter: price return basic performance parameter, parameter return dividend, parameter return variance, parameter return volatility

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

EUR 50 000 000

15

Price return basic performance parameter

Parameter return variance/volatility

Parameter return dividend

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Portfolio Swaps

a portfolio swap sub-class is defined by a specific combination of:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying type: single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — parameter: price return basic performance parameter, parameter return dividend, parameter return variance, parameter return volatility

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — me to maturity bucket of the portfolio swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 50 000 000

15

Asset class — Equity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) the following methodology shall be applied

Other equity derivatives

 

an equity derivative that does not belong to any of the above sub-asset classes

any other equity derivative is considered not to have a liquid market


Table 6.2

Equity derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined to have a liquid market

Asset class — Equity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Transactions to be considered for the calculations of the thresholds

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS threshold values determined for the sub-classes determined to have a liquid market on the basis of the average daily notional amount (ADNA) band to which the sub-class belongs

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Stock index options

a stock index option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying stock index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 200 million

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 200 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 600 million

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 600 million

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

Stock index futures/forwards

a stock index future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying stock index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 1 billion

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 1 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 3 billion

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

EUR 3 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 5 billion

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 5 billion

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 250 000 000

EUR 260 000 000

Stock options

a stock option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying share

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 million

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

Stock futures/forwards

an stock future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying share

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 m

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

Stock dividend options

a stock dividend option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying share entitling to dividends

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 400 000

EUR 450 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 25 000

EUR 30 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 50 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 million

EUR 100 000

EUR 150 000

EUR 2 000 000

EUR 2 500 000

Stock dividend futures/forwards

a stock dividend future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying share entitling to dividends

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 400 000

EUR 450 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 25 000

EUR 30 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 50 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 million

EUR 100 000

EUR 150 000

EUR 2 000 000

EUR 2 500 000

Dividend index options

a dividend index option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying dvidend index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 200 million

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 200 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 600 million

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 600 million

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

Dividend index futures/forwards

a dividend index future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying dividend index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 1 billion

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 1 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 3 billion

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

EUR 3 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 5 billion

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 5 billion

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 250 000 000

EUR 260 000 000

Volatility index options

a volatility index option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying volatility index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 200 million

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 200 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 600 million

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 600 million

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

Volatility index futures/forwards

a volatility index future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying volatility index

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 100 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 1 billion

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 1 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 3 billion

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

EUR 50 000 000

EUR 55 000 000

EUR 3 billion ≤ ADNA < EUR 5 billion

EUR 15 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 150 000 000

EUR 160 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 5 billion

EUR 25 000 000

EUR 30 000 000

EUR 250 000 000

EUR 260 000 000

ETF options

an ETF option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying ETF

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 million

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

ETF futures/forwards

an ETF future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying ETF

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

< EUR 5 million ADNA

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 5 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 10 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 10 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 20 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 20 million

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

Swaps

a swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying type: single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — parameter: price return basic performance parameter, parameter return dividend, parameter return variance, parameter return volatility

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

EUR 50 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 100 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 200 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 200 million

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

Price return basic performance parameter

Parameter return variance/volatility

Parameter return dividend

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Portfolio Swaps

a portfolio swap sub-class is defined by a specific combination of:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying type: single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying single name, index, basket

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — parameter: price return basic performance parameter, parameter return dividend, parameter return variance, parameter return volatility

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the portfolio swap defined as follows:

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

EUR 50 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 100 million

EUR 250 000

EUR 300 000

EUR 1 250 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 100 million ≤ ADNA < EUR 200 million

EUR 500 000

EUR 550 000

EUR 2 500 000

EUR 3 000 000

ADNA ≥ EUR 200 million

EUR 1 000 000

EUR 1 500 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 5 500 000

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 4: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 5: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket 6: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

 

 

 

 


Table 6.3

Equity derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

Asset class — Equity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for the sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Swaps

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 150 000

Portfolio Swaps

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 150 000

Other equity derivatives

EUR 20 000

EUR 25 000

EUR 100 000

EUR 150 000

7.   Commodity derivatives

Table 7.1

Commodity derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Commodity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Each sub-class shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Metal commodity futures/forwards

a metal commodity future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — metal type: precious metal, non-precious metal

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying metal

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the future/forward is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the future/forward defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Precious metals

Non-precious metals

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket 4: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Metal commodity options

a metal commodity option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — metal type: precious metal, non-precious metal

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying metal

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the option is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Precious metals

Non-precious metals

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket 4: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Metal commodity swaps

a metal commodity swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — metal type: precious metal, non-precious metal

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying metal

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the swap is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — settlement type defined as cash, physical or other

 

Segmentation criterion 5 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Precious metals

Non-precious metals

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket 4: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Energy commodity futures/forwards

an energy commodity future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — energy type: oil, oil distillates, coal, oil light ends, natural gas, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying energy

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the future/forward is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — load type defined as baseload, peakload, off-peak or others, applicable to energy type: electricity

 

Segmentation criterion 5 — delivery/cash settlement location applicable to energy types: oil, oil distillates, oil light ends, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 6 — time to maturity bucket of the future/forward defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Oil/Oil Distillates/Oil Light ends

Coal

Natural Gas/'Electricity/Inter-energy

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 4 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

Maturity bucket 2: 4 months < time to maturity ≤ 8 months

Maturity bucket 2: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 8 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Energy commodity options

an energy commodity option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — energy type: oil, oil distillates, coal, oil light ends, natural gas, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying energy

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the option is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — load type defined as baseload, peakload, off-peak or others, applicable to energy type: electricity

 

Segmentation criterion 5 — delivery/cash settlement location applicable to energy types: oil, oil distillates, oil light ends, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 6 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Oil/Oil Distillates/Oil Light ends

Coal

Natural Gas/'Electricity/Inter-energy

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 4 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

Maturity bucket 2: 4 months < time to maturity ≤ 8 months

Maturity bucket 2: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 8 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Energy commodity swaps

an energy commodity swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — energy type: oil, oil distillates, coal, oil light ends, natural gas, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — underlying energy

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the swap is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — settlement type defined as cash, physical or other

 

Segmentation criterion 5 — load type defined as baseload, peakload, off-peak or others, applicable to energy type: electricity

 

Segmentation criterion 6 — delivery/cash settlement location applicable to energy types: oil, oil distillates, oil light ends, electricity, inter-energy

 

Segmentation criterion 7 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

EUR 10 000 000

10

Oil/Oil Distillates/Oil Light ends

Coal

Natural Gas/'Electricity/Inter-energy

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 4 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 month

Maturity bucket 2: 4 months < time to maturity ≤ 8 months

Maturity bucket 2: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 2: 1 month < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 8 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 3: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

 

 

Agricultural commodity futures/forwards

an agricultural commodity future/forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying agricultural commodity

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the future/forward is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time to maturity bucket of the future/forward defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 10 000 000

10

Agricultural commodity options

an agricultural commodity option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying agricultural commodity

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the option is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 10 000 000

10

Agricultural commodity swaps

an agricultural commodity swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying agricultural commodity

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the swap is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — settlement type defined as cash, physical or other

 

Segmentation criterion 4 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 2: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 6 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 6 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 10 000 000

10

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) the following methodology shall be applied

Other commodity derivatives

 

a commodity derivative that does not belong to any of the above sub-asset classes

any other commodity derivative is considered not to have a liquid market


Table 7.2

Commodity derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined to have a liquid market

Asset class — Commodity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Percentiles and threshold floors to be applied for the calculation of the pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for the sub-classes determined to have a liquid market

Transactions to be considered for the calculations of the thresholds

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Volume — percentile

Threshold floor

Trade — percentile

Volume — percentile

Threshold floor

Metal commodity futures/forwards

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Metal commodity options

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Metal commodity swaps

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Energy commodity futures/forwards

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Energy commodity options

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Energy commodity swaps

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Agricultural commodity futures/forwards

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Agricultural commodity options

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60

Agricultural commodity swaps

calculation of thresholds should be performed for each sub-class of the sub-asset class considering the transactions executed on financial instruments belonging to the sub-class

S1

S2

S3

S4

EUR 250 000

70

EUR 500 000

80

60

EUR 750 000

90

70

EUR 1 000 000

30

40

50

60


Table 7.3

Commodity derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

Asset class — Commodity Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for the sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Metal commodity futures/forwards

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Metal commodity options

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Metal commodity swaps

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Energy commodity futures/forwards

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Energy commodity options

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Energy commodity swaps

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Agricultural commodity futures/forwards

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Agricultural commodity options

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Agricultural commodity swaps

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

Other commodity derivatives

EUR 250 000

EUR 500 000

EUR 750 000

EUR 1 000 000

8.   Foreign exchange derivatives

Table 8.1

Foreign exchange derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Foreign Exchange Derivatives

a financial instrument relating to currencies as defined in Section C(4) of Annex I of Directive 2014/65/EU

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Each sub-class shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

Non-deliverable forward (NDF)

means a forward that, by its terms, is cash-settled between its counterparties, where the settlement amount is determined by the difference in the exchange rate of two currencies as between the trade date and the valuation date. On the settlement date, one party will owe the other party the net difference between (i) the exchange rate set at the trade date; and (ii) the exchange rate on the valuation date, based upon the notional amount, with such net amount payable in the settlement currency stipulated in the contract.

a non-deliverable FX forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the forward defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Non-deliverable forward (NDF) are considered not to have a liquid market

Deliverable forward (DF)

means a forward that solely involves the exchange of two different currencies on a specific future contracted settlement date at a fixed rate agreed upon on the inception of the contract covering the exchange.

a deliverable FX forward sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the forward defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Deliverable forward (DF) are considered not to have a liquid market

Non-Deliverable FX options (NDO)

means an option that, by its terms, is cash-settled between its counterparties, where the settlement amount is determined by the difference in the exchange rate of two currencies as between the trade date and the valuation date. On the settlement date, one party will owe the other party the net difference between (i) the exchange rate set at the trade date; and (ii) the exchange rate on the valuation date, based upon the notional amount, with such net amount payable in the settlement currency stipulated in the contract.

a non-deliverable FX option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Non-Deliverable FX options (NDO) are considered not to have a liquid market

Deliverable FX options (DO)

means an option that solely involves the exchange of two different currencies on a specific future contracted settlement date at a fixed rate agreed upon on the inception of the contract covering the exchange.

a deliverable FX option sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the option defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Deliverable FX options (DO) are considered not to have a liquid market

Non-Deliverable FX swaps (NDS)

means a swap that, by its terms, is cash-settled between its counterparties, where the settlement amount is determined by the difference in the exchange rate of two currencies as between the trade date and the valuation date. On the settlement date, one party will owe the other party the net difference between (i) the exchange rate set at the trade date; and (ii) the exchange rate on the valuation date, based upon the notional amount, with such net amount payable in the settlement currency stipulated in the contract.

a non-deliverable FX swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Non-Deliverable FX swaps (NDS) are considered not to have a liquid market

Deliverable FX swaps (DS)

means a swap that solely involves the exchange of two different currencies on a specific future contracted settlement date at a fixed rate agreed upon on the inception of the contract covering the exchange.

a deliverable FX swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the swap defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

Deliverable FX swaps (DS) are considered not to have a liquid market

FX futures

an FX future sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying currency pair defined as combination of the two currencies underlying the derivative contract

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — time to maturity bucket of the future defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 week

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 week < time to maturity ≤ 3 months

 

Maturity bucket 3: 3 months < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 4: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 5: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

FX futures are considered not to have a liquid market

Asset class — Foreign Exchange Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) the following methodology shall be applied

Other Foreign Exchange Derivatives

 

an FX derivative that does not belong to any of the above sub-asset classes

any other FX derivative is considered not to have a liquid market


Table 8.2

Foreign exchange derivatives — pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

Asset class — Foreign Exchange Derivatives

Sub-asset class

Pre-trade and post-trade SSTI and LIS thresholds for the sub-classes determined not to have a liquid market

SSTI pre-trade

LIS pre-trade

SSTI post-trade

LIS post-trade

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Threshold value

Non-deliverable forward (NDF)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Deliverable forward (DF)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Non-Deliverable FX options (NDO)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Deliverable FX options (DO)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Non-Deliverable FX swaps (NDS)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Deliverable FX swaps (DS)

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

FX futures

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

Other Foreign Exchange Derivatives

EUR 4 000 000

EUR 5 000 000

EUR 20 000 000

EUR 25 000 000

9.   Credit derivatives

Table 9.1

Credit derivatives — classes not having a liquid market

Asset class — Credit Derivatives

Sub-asset class

For the purpose of the determination of the classes of financial instruments considered not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b), each sub-asset class shall be further segmented into sub-classes as defined below

Each sub-class shall be determined not to have a liquid market as per Articles 6 and 8(1)(b) if it does not meet one or all of the following thresholds of the quantitative liquidity criteria. For sub-classes determined to have a liquid market the additional qualitative liquidity criterion, where applicable, shall be applied

Average daily notional amount (ADNA)

[quantitative liquidity criterion 1]

Average daily number of trades

[quantitative liquidity criterion 2]

On-the-run status of the index

[Additional qualitative liquidity criterion]

Index credit default swap (CDS)

a swap whose exchange of cash flows is linked to the creditworthiness of several issuers of financial instruments composing an index and the occurrence of credit events

an index credit default swap sub-class is defined by the following segmentation criteria:

 

Segmentation criterion 1 — underlying index

 

Segmentation criterion 2 — notional currency defined as the currency in which the notional amount of the derivative is denominated

 

Segmentation criterion 3 — time maturity bucket of the CDS defined as follows:

 

Maturity bucket 1: 0 < time to maturity ≤ 1 year

 

Maturity bucket 2: 1 year < time to maturity ≤ 2 years

 

Maturity bucket 3: 2 years < time to maturity ≤ 3 years

 

 

Maturity bucket m: (n-1) years < time to maturity ≤ n years

EUR 200 000 000

10

The underlying index is considered to have a liquid market:

(1)

during the whole period of its ‘on-the-run status’

(2)

for the first 30 working days of its ‘1x off-the-run status’

‘on-the-run’ index means the rolling most recent version (series) of the index created on the date on which the composition of the index is effective and ending one day prior to the date on which the composition of the next version (series) of the index is effective.