The Stress Period Value-at-Risk (VaR) is an integral part of the market-risk initial-margin of Eurex Clearing’s Prisma methodology. To mitigate potential pro-cyclical behavior of initial margins, the stress period VaR serves as a prudent margin floor primarily relevant during low volatility market regimes. Model parameters comprise the selection of historical stress period dates for the risk scenarios and the quantile level on which the margin floor is evaluated and which is calibrated to match a long-term target VaR.
As part of regular annual review, Eurex Clearing recalibrated the stress period parameters used in the Prisma model for margining of Exchange Traded Derivatives (ETD) and Over-The-Counter Derivatives (OTC).
Effective 17 April 2023 for all liquidation groups, the recalibration will affect:
The recalibrated parameters are attached to this circular and will be incorporated in the transparency enabler files on the effective date.
Production start: 17 April 2023
2. Required action
There are no required actions for participants. The Stress Period VaR parameter revision will be automatically reflected in the required initial margin amounts at the start of business on the production start date. All model parameters are distributed in the usual manner as part of current Member reporting.
3. Details of the initiative
Please refer to the attached tables which summarize the relevant Stress Period VaR parameters for all the liquidation groups.
Unless the context requires otherwise, terms used and not otherwise defined in this circular shall have the meaning ascribed to them in the Clearing Conditions or FCM Clearing Conditions of Eurex Clearing AG, as applicable.
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