Default Waterfall

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In case of the default of a Clearing Member and the occurrence of a termination event with respect to such Clearing Member, Eurex Clearing primarily uses the financial resources provided by such defaulted Clearing Member (its margin collateral and its contribution to the Default Fund) to cover resulting losses.

If the defaulted Clearing Member’s resources are insufficient to cover all losses, Eurex Clearing’s own contribution to the Default Waterfall, the so-called Dedicated Amount, is applied.

If the dedicated amount is insufficient to cover all remaining losses, non-defaulted Clearing Members’ contributions to the Default Fund are utilized.

If the pre-funded contributions to the Default Fund are insufficient to cover all remaining losses, Clearing Members are required to provide Eurex Clearing with additional financial resources, the so-called Assessments. Simultaneously to Clearing Members providing assessments, Eurex Clearing provides additional financial resources as well, the so-called Further Dedicated Amount.

Finally, Eurex Clearing’s equity capital is applied to cover any remaining losses. In addition, Deutsche Börse AG has issued a letter of comfort in favour of Eurex Clearing, according to which Deutsche Börse AG will provide Eurex Clearing with financial funding to enable Eurex Clearing to comply with its obligations.



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In case of the default of an ISA Direct Clearing Member and the occurrence of a termination event with respect to such ISA Direct Clearing Member, Eurex Clearing primarily uses the financial resources provided as margin collateral and as Default Fund contribution to cover resulting losses.

If the Default Fund contribution of a defaulted ISA Direct CM do not cover all losses, further losses have to be covered by the Clearing Agent up to twice the amount of the Default Fund contribution of the relevant ISA Direct CM (Assessment ISA Direct CM).

If the aforementioned resources are insufficient to cover all losses, Eurex Clearing’s own contribution to the Default Waterfall, the so-called Dedicated Amount, is applied.

If the dedicated amount is insufficient to cover all remaining losses, non-defaulted Clearing Members’ contributions to the Default Fund are utilized.

If the pre-funded contributions to the Default Fund are insufficient to cover all remaining losses, Clearing Members are required to provide Eurex Clearing with additional financial resources, the so-called Assessments. Simultaneously to Clearing Members providing assessments, Eurex Clearing provides additional financial resources as well, the so-called Further Dedicated Amount.

Finally, Eurex Clearing’s equity capital is applied to cover any remaining losses. In addition, Deutsche Börse AG has issued a letter of comfort in favour of Eurex Clearing, according to which Deutsche Börse AG will provide Eurex Clearing with financial funding to enable Eurex Clearing to comply with its obligations.



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In case of the default of an ISA Direct Indemnified Clearing Member and the occurrence of a termination event with respect to such ISA Direct Indemnified Clearing Member, Eurex Clearing primarily uses the financial resources provided as margin collateral and as Default Fund contribution to cover resulting losses.

If the margin and default fund contribution of the defaulting ISA Direct Indemnified CM are not sufficient to cover all losses, all remaining losses will be covered by the indemnity provided by the Indemnifying Clearing Agent (ICA). 



 


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