Eurex has also introduced two new functions aimed at improving the security of order input:
product-specific upper limits to control the size of unlimited orders and an extended price plausibility check are now available to support Eurex users with their order input. The new risk information service will greatly facilitate individualized, intra-day risk management. With this new service, Eurex is providing market participants with an effective tool for the constant
reappraisal of their risks. Theoretical price data for the calculation of worst-case scenarios or for the appraisal of clients and traders' portfolios are also provided.
In addition, Eurex Clearing's continuous updating of the expected payment flows from variation margin and option premiums lays the groundwork for efficient cash management as well as increasing transparency with regard to margin requirements and any possible lack of coverage.
Security management has also been optimized by the use of real-time information.
The intra-day risk information server is the central component that uses secure Internet lines to send members data relevant to their risk management every 15 minutes. These data packages contain all derivative, bond and repo transactions and positions booked in Eurex Clearing AG together with the current prices and volatilities. These data packages will subsequently be extended for spot transactions in equities and the relevant positions. The new
functions guarantee a high degree of confidentiality and integrity in the handling of sensitive, client-specific clearing data.
Eurex has also upgraded its order input by adding two new functions. First, the system no longer accepts unlimited orders that exceed the upper limit defined for a particular product.
The second function is the extended price plausibility check, which is performed automatically by the Eurex system and prevents orders that deviate significantly from current price levels from being executed. Currently, users can deactivate the existing price plausibility check, which is something they will not be able to do on the new system. The reference price is the lowest price available on the market for the contract in question at the time of order input.