Over 120 participants successfully onboarded

As the launch date of the new Repo market on 2 May 2014 approaches, SIX Repo AG continues to receive a large number of applications.

Exclusive access to the liquidity provided by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), the Federal Bond issues and the multi-currency interbank market remain important factors for our clients and have contributed to over 120 new participants submitting their applications to join our market. We continue to receive a large number of applications and would like to welcome these participants on-board. Connected participants will be able to start trading on 2 May 2014 in the two markets CH Repo and OTC Spot.

In preparation for a smooth production start we would like to request that our registered participants ensure that their counterparty relationships* have been enabled and to get ready to actively trade in the market.


Upcoming Auction Dates

We would also like to inform you of the following confirmed SNB auction dates: a GMBF auction will take place on 6 May 2014 (CH0036180690) and on 13 May 2014 (CH0036180708), while a Federal Bond Issue is announced for 14 May 2014.

New Collateral Baskets

From 2 May you will be able to use new repo trading collateral baskets which are conform to the liquidity requirements of Basel III.

Additional advantages

Registered participants will be able to benefit from the unique «Swiss Value Chain» operated by SIX. It allows straight-through-processing from trading to clearing and settlement, all provided by a single company. Going forward, we will also aim for greater integration and further development of our services.

Additional benefits of our Repo market include being able to trade Special Repos in the CH Repo market. Using our upload functionality can also provide you with an effective collateral management tool.