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One of the main goals of Euronext Clearing is to maintain its Risk Framework aligned to market’s best practices, providing the financial system with increasingly efficient and reliable solutions in terms of how risks are captured and allocated within the system.

In this context, Euronext Clearing decided to opt for the development of new VaR-based margin methodology to replace the currently applied SPAN methodology, that proved to be sound and robust over time, both in ordinary and stressed circumstances; however, the increasing complexity in financial markets do require the application of new standards.

New VaR-based methodology will be applied for the margin computation of both the Fixed Income and the Equity & Equity Derivatives Sections.

VAR Fixed Income

Euronext Clearing has developed a new VaR-based margin methodology for the Fixed Income Section: FIRE (Fixed Income Risk Engine).

Instruments in scope of this new methodology include Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Irish government bonds cleared in bond and ICSD bond Clearing Sections. The current SPAN margin methodology (MVP) will continue to apply to all remaining bonds (i.e. corporate bonds and government bonds issued by countries other than those mentioned).

Go-live of the new FIRE model took place on 20 June 2022.

On this page you can download the documents pertaining to the technical aspects of FIRE, as well as general presentation that provides an overview of the new Risk Framework.

FIRE Methodological Notes

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FIRE | Model Parameters

English Version

English 18/11/2022 /sites/default/files/2022-11/module%20A0%20-%20model%20parameters.pdf FIRE | Model Parameters
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FIRE | MtM Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A1%20-%20mark-to-market%20margins.pdf FIRE | MtM Margin
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FIRE | Initial Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A2%20-%20initial%20margins.pdf FIRE | Initial Margin
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FIRE | Decorrelation Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A3%20-%20decorrelation%20risk%20add-on.pdf FIRE | Decorrelation Margin
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FIRE | Idiosyncratic Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A4%20-%20idiosyncratic-concentration%20risk%20add-on.pdf FIRE | Idiosyncratic Margin
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FIRE | Repo-Term Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A5%20-%20repo-concentration%20risk%20add-on.pdf FIRE | Repo-Term Margin
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FIRE | Settlement Margin

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A6%20-%20settlement%20risk%20add-on.pdf FIRE | Settlement Margin
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FIRE | Total Margin Requirement

English Version

English 22/09/2021 /sites/default/files/2021-09/module%20A7%20-%20final%20margins.pdf FIRE | Total Margin Requirement
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FIRE | Data Flows v2.pdf

English Version

English 01/12/2022 /sites/default/files/2022-12/FIRE%20-%20Data%20Flows%20v2_1.pdf FIRE | Data Flows v2.pdf

VAR Equity and Equity Derivatives

Euronext Clearing has developed a new VaR-based margin methodology for the Equity and Equity Derivatives Sections.

The current SPAN margin methodology for the Equity and Equity Derivatives Sections (MARS) will be replaced by the new VaR-based model, that will be applied to the same pool of securities, markets and currencies.

Expected go-live of the new VaR-based model for Italian markets will be after summer 2023 (subject to regulatory approval).

On this page you can download the documents pertaining to the technical aspects of the new Risk Framework.

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VaR Data Flows

English Version

English 30/06/2022 /sites/default/files/2022-09/Equity%20and%20Equity%20Derivatives%20VaR%20Data%20Flows_0.pdf VaR Data Flows