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UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH market data, effective Fri 15th February

February 12, 2019 17:06:41

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Further to yesterday's reminder regarding the availability of the new UK and EU Multicast PITCH Feed infrastructure being available from Friday 15th February 2019, Participants should note the new feeds will be undergoing latency tuning and optimization over the next few weeks.

Until this is complete Participants may observe small latency differences between the existing and new feeds. A further Trade Desk notification will be issued once this optimization is complete.

Participants are encouraged to continue with their preparation to migrate to the new feeds and are recommended to fully test with the new feeds ahead of cutting over to use them as their primary source of market data.

Please contact the Trade Desk if you have any questions.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

From: Trade Desk EU >
Sent: 11 February 2019 09:58
To: Trade Desk EU >
Subject: REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH market data, effective Fri 15th February

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Effective Friday 15th February 2019, Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) will make the new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure available in the BXE and CXE environments for Participants to migrate to as per the Trade Desk notice (originally sent on Tuesday 18th December 2018). The new feed will run alongside the existing, legacy feeds. From Friday 15th February 2019 onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. Effective Friday 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports. Detailed implementation guidance including network bandwidth management, is provided in the Connectivity Manual - Appendix A.

New Port Allocation
Cboe will create a duplicate of existing GRP and Spin Ports from Monday 11th February 2019 as per the details outlined in Connectivity Manual - Appendix A. All Participants will be able to see details of their newly created GRP and SPIN ports via the 'Logical Ports' section of the Cboe Customer Web Portal. The new ports will be visible under the new MCP_SPIN and MCP_GAP section of the 'Logical Ports' screen. Under current pricing there will be no additional charge for the duplicate GRP & SPIN ports. Pricing will be reviewed after Brexit go-live. Participants are encouraged to cancel their legacy ports as they complete their migration. Further communication will be provided on logical port fees in due course.

EU and UK GRP Ports
Participants should be aware that for each legacy GRP port, two new GRP ports will be created, one for EU venue GRP requests, the other for UK venue GRP requests.

Testing
The functionality in the certification environments is not changing, however should additional GRP or SPIN ports be required they can be requested via the Trade Desk through the usual process.

Dates

* Monday 11th February 2019 - Cboe will finalise duplicates of existing GRP and Spin Port sets on new feed infrastructure. The new ports will be available in final form in the Participant portal. Any new ports visible in the portal prior to this date should be treated as draft and subject to change

* Friday 15th February 2019 - New feed infrastructure available in BXE and CXE environments for participants to migrate and feeds live

* Friday 27th September 2019 - Legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will be disabled

Documentation
Connectivity Manual
Multicast Pitch Specification

All current and historical Cboe Europe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/schedule_update/.

Please contact the Trade Desk if you have any questions.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Mandatory Technical Changes, effective Friday 15th Feb 2019

February 11, 2019 12:44:38

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe (Cboe) would like to highlight the following technical changes coming to the Cboe Europe Equities platforms, in preparation for the UK's impending withdrawal from the European Union (EU) in March 2019.

The Cboe Europe Equities Brexit Technical Guidance Note details the technical interface changes required for all Cboe Europe Equities interfaces, which are summarised below:

* Market Data Interfaces:

o Changes going live effective start of day this Friday 15th February 2019:

* Redistribution of Symbols between Matching Units: Symbols are distributed across Matching Units by a market and alphabetical symbol distribution. From 15th February 2019, in preparation for the creation of separate UK and EU venues, some markets will be migrated to a different Matching Unit in the BXE, CXE, SIS and APA environments. This will result in changes in the subscription details for receiving Multicast PITCH market data for these markets. In addition, on the effective date, the matching_unit column in the symbol reference data files will be updated to reflect the new unit to which symbols from these markets will be allocated.

* Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH: From 15th February 2019, for the BXE and CXE environments, new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure will be established to which Participants will need to migrate to, which will run alongside the existing legacy feeds. From this point onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. On 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports.

* Multicast PITCH Transaction Markers: From 15th February 2019, Market Data Transaction Markers will be added to Multicast PITCH in BXE and CXE. This functionality adds a Transaction Begin message to the protocol to indicate that any subsequent messages up to the accompanying Transaction End message, are all part of the same transaction block.

* Microseconds on TCP PITCH: All messages currently sent on TCP PITCH contain a Timestamp field representing the number of milliseconds since midnight. From 15th February 2019, these messages will be updated to begin sending the number of microseconds since midnight. In order to facilitate the structural change, all existing messages will be replaced with new message types. The existing messages will cease to be sent from go-live.

o Changes going live on Brexit date:

* EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new MICs for the EU venue will be published in the Execution Venue field of the Trade Message - Extended Form message type on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in BXE and CXE environments.

* Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APAs: From 1st April 2019, the existing Cboe Trade Timing Indicator field will be renamed to the Cboe Trade Flags field and will also convey the Cboe Regulated Entity (UK or EU) to which a trade report was submitted. This change will apply to the Trade Message - Extended Form and Trade Message - Unknown Symbol message types on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in the BXE, CXE and APA (TRF) environments.

* Order Entry, Trade Entry & DROP Interfaces (all going live on Brexit date):

o EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new segments MICs for the EU venue will be supplied in the LastMkt (FIX tag 30) field in the Execution Report, Trade Cancel/Correct, Trade Capture Report messages on FIX, BOE ODROP & FIXDROP interfaces in BXE, CXE and Cboe LIS environments.

o Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APA: From 1st April 2019, the regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. Depending on the post Brexit plans of each firm using the APA, firms may need to request new EU and/or UK bank codes and then populate the relevant bank code in the PartyID (FIX tag 448) field of the Trade Capture Report message on FIX and BOE interfaces. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. Cboe will be reaching out to firms using it's APA to understand each firm's plans, in order for the correct regulatory jurisdiction to be applied to each bank code referenced above.

o UK and EU ODROP and FIXDROP Sessions: As part of the Brexit Migration process, Participants will be allocated new ports to interface with the EU venue. All existing ports will remain allocated to the UK venue. It should be noted that effective immediately ODROP sessions will be configured to monitor ports and only replicate flow that will be part of the same jurisdiction (EU or UK venue) from 1st April 2019. FIXDROP ports will also only provide flow relating to their respective venue from 1st April 2019, but will provide trades on all symbols prior to that point. Participants should therefore cater for receiving trades for all symbols down both their existing and future EU venue FIXDROP port until 1st April 2019. From 1st April 2019 the FIXDROP ports will only provide trades for symbols on their respective venues.

* Transaction Reporting Obligations:

o As part of its Brexit programme, Cboe would like to remind Participants of their Transaction Reporting obligation when conducting cross border trading. Cross border trading in this context is defined as trading activity conducted on a Cboe venue that is outside of the jurisdiction that the Participant entity is registered. Further information regarding the transaction reporting obligation can be found here.

o To ensure continuity of access in the event of a hard Brexit, impacted Participants need to certify for a transaction reporting solution by Friday 15th March 2019.

Please also note that Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one of these dates being mandatory, as per the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH market data, effective Fri 15th February

February 11, 2019 09:58:13

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Effective Friday 15th February 2019, Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) will make the new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure available in the BXE and CXE environments for Participants to migrate to as per the Trade Desk notice (originally sent on Tuesday 18th December 2018). The new feed will run alongside the existing, legacy feeds. From Friday 15th February 2019 onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. Effective Friday 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports. Detailed implementation guidance including network bandwidth management, is provided in the Connectivity Manual - Appendix A.

New Port Allocation
Cboe will create a duplicate of existing GRP and Spin Ports from Monday 11th February 2019 as per the details outlined in Connectivity Manual - Appendix A. All Participants will be able to see details of their newly created GRP and SPIN ports via the 'Logical Ports' section of the Cboe Customer Web Portal. The new ports will be visible under the new MCP_SPIN and MCP_GAP section of the 'Logical Ports' screen. Under current pricing there will be no additional charge for the duplicate GRP & SPIN ports. Pricing will be reviewed after Brexit go-live. Participants are encouraged to cancel their legacy ports as they complete their migration. Further communication will be provided on logical port fees in due course.

EU and UK GRP Ports
Participants should be aware that for each legacy GRP port, two new GRP ports will be created, one for EU venue GRP requests, the other for UK venue GRP requests.

Testing
The functionality in the certification environments is not changing, however should additional GRP or SPIN ports be required they can be requested via the Trade Desk through the usual process.

Dates

* Monday 11th February 2019 - Cboe will finalise duplicates of existing GRP and Spin Port sets on new feed infrastructure. The new ports will be available in final form in the Participant portal. Any new ports visible in the portal prior to this date should be treated as draft and subject to change

* Friday 15th February 2019 - New feed infrastructure available in BXE and CXE environments for participants to migrate and feeds live

* Friday 27th September 2019 - Legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will be disabled

Documentation
Connectivity Manual
Multicast Pitch Specification

All current and historical Cboe Europe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/schedule_update/.

Please contact the Trade Desk if you have any questions.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Cboe Europe Equities: Transaction Reporting Reminder

February 08, 2019 13:49:38

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

As part of its Brexit programme, Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) would like to remind Participants about the transaction reporting requirement imposed on a trading venue when Participants conduct cross border trading. Cross border trading in this context is defined as trading activity conducted on a Cboe venue that is outside of the jurisdiction that the Participant entity is registered. Further information regarding the transaction reporting obligation can be found here. To ensure continuity of access in the event of a hard Brexit, impacted Participants need to certify for a transaction reporting solution by Friday 15th March 2019.

Impacted Participants

Existing non UK or EEA regulated firms will need to continue to transaction report on the relevant Cboe venue, as appropriate.

Post-Brexit, the following Participants will additionally be in scope:

* UK regulated firms who plan on conducting trading activity on the Cboe EU venue post-Brexit

* EEA regulated firms who plan on conducting trading activity on the Cboe UK venue post-Brexit

Trading activity in scope

The only trading activity that is exempt from transaction reporting is end of day on-exchange trade reports (ETRs) that are used for settlement purposes.

Cboe Europe Venue

Jurisdiction of the country that the firm is regulated in

Trading Activity

EU

External to EEA (i.e. UK, Swiss etc)

Order Book Executions
Cboe LIS Direct User
Cboe LIS Designated Broker
Single Party ETR not submitted for EOD settlement
Multi-Party ETR not submitted for EOD settlement
Third Party Broker ETR

UK

External to UK (i.e. EEA, Swiss etc.)

Order Book Executions
Cboe LIS Direct User
Cboe LIS Designated Broker
Single Party ETR not submitted for EOD settlement
Multi-Party ETR not submitted for EOD settlement
Third Party Broker ETR

Transaction Reporting Solutions

Cboe Regulatory Transaction Reporting Gateway
Participants can use the Cboe Regulatory Transaction Reporting Gateway (RTRG) service to submit transaction reports to Cboe Europe who will then forward them onto the required regulator. The specification for this service can be found here and Participants who need to begin using this service should contact Trade Desk to begin on-boarding .

Cboe Deal Capacity Offering
The introduction of participant short code information on orders through MIFID II means that (if used correctly) Cboe Europe have the information required to generate transaction reports for clients conducting trading activity in a Deal (Principal) capacity. Participants opting in to this offering will have transactions for their order book executions generated and sent to the required regulator by Cboe. Please note that at this time, ETRs are excluded from this service and therefore any non EOD ETR transactions will need to be submitted to Cboe Europe via the RTRG.

Participants can opt in to this offering at a bank code (clearing firm) level. Any bank codes that have opted in, which submit orders matching the below, along with any non EOD ETRs, will be rejected:

* AOTC (Agency) orders

* MITCH (Riskless) orders

* Orders submitted without both an execution and investment short code

* Orders submitted with non-registered short codes. For a registration to be considered valid, it must be uploaded by 5am UK time on the day it is to be used. Any registrations after this time will not take effect until the next trading day.

In addition, Participants must:

* use the Side flag on their orders to indicate if they are short selling; and,

* use the 1st priority format given in Annex II of Delegated Regulation (EU) 2017/590 when identifying natural persons in their investment decision maker or execution decision maker long codes (see Cboe Identifier Management Specification)

Participants will be able to elect to opt in to this functionality in Certification (UAT) from Monday 25th February 2019. Participants wishing to use this offering should contact their Account Manager who can provide the next steps.

Certification Deadlines

Impacted Participants who have not certified for a transaction reporting solution by Friday 15th March 2019 will risk having any existing UK or EU bank codes (depending on entity registration) suspended from trading post-Brexit.

All current and historical Cboe Europe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/schedule_update/.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
* Cboe Europe Limited is a Recognised Investment Exchange regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Cboe Europe: Participant Readiness for Brexit

February 08, 2019 08:37:34

Dear Cboe Europe Participants

Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) would like to announce the following dates to ensure Participant readiness for Brexit:

* Thursday 28th February 2019 - UK and EU venue membership paperwork due

* Friday 15th March 2019 - RTRG onboarding and certification due

* Saturday 16th March 2019 - Final Saturday Dress Rehearsal Test opportunity

* Monday 25th February to Friday 5th April 2019 - Onboarding & Testing Change Freeze - Cease on all non Brexit related onboarding and UAT testing activities

Further to the previous Exchange Notice and Guidance Note, Cboe Europe's team is in the process of executing its Brexit strategy that includes establishing itself as a EU27 Market Operator in Amsterdam in order to mitigate possible constraints to cross-border trading following the UK's departure from the EU in 2019. Cboe is taking this step to ensure that in the absence of an agreed 'exit deal' between the UK and the EU27, it can continue to serve its customers. However, we will continue to monitor the negotiations and will react as quickly as possible to any developments that would cause us to alter our strategy.

Participants will be unable to trade on the new venue until regulatory authorisation has been obtained and we have a confirmed launch date. Subject to successful completion of the application process, Cboe will configure new Participants to be able to trade in UK/CH and EEA symbols on the existing Cboe Europe Equities venue. To mitigate against the risk of not being able to trade on Cboe markets, should the Cboe EU venue launch be postponed, it is strongly recommended that firms who intend to be Participants of Cboe EU are also participants of Cboe UK Equities during the interim period.

Cboe therefore recommends that Participants ensure all connectivity is tested and membership paperwork has been completed by no later than Thursday, 28th February 2019 to guarantee readiness for Brexit, effective Monday 1st April 2019. Whilst Cboe will make every effort to ensure Participants are ready for Brexit on the effective date, membership paperwork received after Thursday, 28th February 2019 will be processed on a best efforts basis. Cboe previously announced Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests which will allow Participants and vendors to simulate post Brexit system behaviour in Production in advance of Monday 1st April 2019. In order to prioritise the Brexit testing and configuration for Participants, Cboe are implementing a freeze on changes not related to Brexit including non-essential onboarding and UAT environments, effective Monday 25th February until Friday 5th April 2019.

Regulatory Transaction Reporting

Further to the previous Exchange Notice Cboe would like to remind Participants about the transaction reporting requirement when conducting cross border trading. Cross border trading is defined as trading activity conducted on a venue that is outside of the jurisdiction that the entity is registered. The only trading activity that is exempt from transaction reporting, is end of day on-exchange trade reports (ETRs) that are used for settlement purposes.

Impacted Participants

Existing non UK or EU regulated firms will need to continue to transaction report on the relevant Cboe venue, as appropriate.

Post Brexit, the following Participants will additionally be in scope:

* UK regulated firms who plan on conducting trading activity on the Cboe EU venue post Brexit

* EU regulated firms who plan on conducting trading activity on the Cboe UK venue post Brexit

To guarantee readiness for Brexit and to ensure Cboe meets its Transaction Reporting obligations, please ensure you have successfully certified and onboarded for the RTRG service by no later than Friday 15th March 2019. Further details on the RTRG service can be found in the RTRG Specification. For any general membership and RTRG queries, please contact your Account Manager. If your query is regarding the technical onboarding please contact the Trade Desk.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific details. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Update to the Multicast PITCH Specification

February 06, 2019 13:51:58

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Cboe would like to highlight six IP address amendments to the new Gap Request Proxy (GRP) and Spin Server services as outlined in the Multicast PITCH Specification, the changes relate to the disaster recovery site only (LD3) detailed on pages 57 and 59 of the specification.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Certification (UAT) Testing - Weekly Availability Schedule

February 05, 2019 16:38:35

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

In preparation for Brexit, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will be fully configuring the BXE, CXE and APA Certification (UAT) environments as UK and EU venues on Wednesday and Thursday of each week going forward. This configuration will be reverted to a single UK venue in the Certification environments on Monday, Tuesday and Friday. This schedule will be extended in the coming weeks with such change being communicated through a follow up Trade Desk notice. Functionally this will result in the following behaviour:

Functionality

Wednesday & Thursday
(UAT BXE, CXE and APA - Separate UK and EU venues)

Monday, Tuesday and Friday
(UAT BXE, CXE and APA - Single UK venue)

Order and ETR entry

FIX and BOE session jurisdiction will be enforced.
Orders and ETRs will be rejected if the jurisdiction of the symbol differs from that of the FIX or BOE session.

FIX and BOE session jurisdiction will not be enforced.
Orders and ETRs for either jurisdiction can be entered via a UK or EU FIX or BOE session.

UK and EU Venue MICs in LastMkt and ExecVenue fields

UK venue MICs will be supplied in the LastMkt field in Execution messages and ExecVenue field on Multicast and TCP PITCH on London and Swiss symbols, whereas EU venue MICs will be supplied for all other symbols. See Section 4 of the Guidance note for more details.

Only UK venue MICs will be supplied in the LastMkt and ExecVenue field for all symbols.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (APA)

The regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

Regardless of the jurisdiction configuration of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA, the Cboe Trade Flags field will contain UK values.

Trading Venue flagging for trade reports (BXE/CXE)

The value published in the Cboe Trade Flags field will be dependent on the jurisdiction of the symbol. See Section 5 of the Guidance Note for more details.

All trade reports will be published with UK values in the Cboe Trade Flags field.

ODROP session filtering

ODROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. An ODROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

ODROP session jurisdiction will not be enforced. Flow for either jurisdiction will be received down an ODROP.

FIXDROP session filtering

FIXDROP session jurisdiction will be enforced. A FIXDROP will receive flow only for symbols in line with its jurisdiction (UK vs EU venue).

FIXDROP session jurisdiction will not be enforced. Flow for either jurisdiction will be received down a FIXDROP.

Participants who encounter erroneous behavior or rejections at trade submission on Wednesday and Thursday are encouraged to ensure their configuration is in line with our Brexit mode setup. For example, when submitting an order with correct symbol information as per the Reference Data files and the order is rejected with 'No symbology for Symbol' or similar, it is likely the connected session does not support the jurisdiction of the symbol. Symbols on the Cboe EU venue are not supported on Cboe UK Venue FIX, BOE, FIXDROPs and ODROPs session. The jurisdiction of a session can be identified through the Cboe Participant Portal's Logical Ports page and the jurisdiction of a symbol can be identified through the Certification Reference Data files

Participants without EU venue FIX, BOE or drop copy sessions should provide a completed Logical Port Order Form to the Trade Desk.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

February 05, 2019 11:39:18

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

As previously communicated, Cboe Europe (Cboe) will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide for these days is now available.

Furthermore, please note that the trading schedule for these Dress Rehearsal days has now been added to the Testing Guide:

Expected Schedule on the day:

Time (UK time)

Activity

06:30

Logical ports available for connectivity

07:00

NOC & Trade Desk available

07:15

Off-Exchange APA and SI platforms open for trade reports and quotes

07:50

On-Exchange BXE and CXE platforms open for auction orders and trades

08:00

Start of trading, simulated load commences

13:00

End of trading - End of Dress Rehearsal

Please also note that Participants should ensure that any software they intend to connect to the EU venue has previously been certified. Participants can perform a self-certification and provide sign-off indicating such by sending an email into [email protected].

All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

UPDATE: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Mandatory Technical Changes - Upcoming TCP PITCH Changes effective, Fri 15th Feb 2019

January 21, 2019 09:07:42

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe would like to highlight upcoming mandatory changes to Participants who use TCP PITCH market data. The release into the CXE Certification environment has been brought forward to become effective Monday, 11th February 2019.

Effective Friday, 15th February 2019 all existing TCP PITCH message types will cease to be published and will be replaced with new message types containing a microsecond timestamp as described below. The increased size of the timestamp field will result in the field offsets in the new message types' timestamp increasing by three bytes. These changes impact to the BXE, CXE and TRF environments.

New Data Type:

Data Type

Length

Description

TimestampUs

11

A string of ASCII numbers (0-9) representing the whole number of microseconds past midnight London time, right justified and zero padded on the left, with no decimal point.

This will replace the existing 8-byte Timestamp field on all messages.

New Message Types:

Message Name

Existing Message Type

New Message Type

Symbol Clear

s

h

Add Order

A

K

Add Order - Long

c

M

Order Executed

E

N

Order Executed - Long

e

g

Order Cancel

X

F

Order Cancel - Long

x

G

Trade

P

V

Trade - Long

q

W

Trade - Extended

O

v

Trade - Unknown Symbol

k

w

Trading Status

H

a

Statistics

Z

Y

Auction Update

I

b

Auction Summary

j

f

Certification (UAT) Testing:
The new format messages are currently being published in UAT in the BXE and TRF environments. The changes in the CXE UAT environment will become effective Monday, 11th February 2019.

Details of the changes are described in the existing Cboe Europe TCP PITCH Specification. In addition, a new version of the specification is available here with all the new message types and field offsets which have all increased by three bytes to accommodate the increased size of the timestamp field.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsals - Testing Guide Now Available

January 18, 2019 15:29:43

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Further to the previous Exchange Notice announcing that Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, the Dress Rehearsal Testing Guide for these days is now available. This document contains the full detail of activities and requirements for these Production Saturday Dress Rehearsals.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Risk Management Secure Web API - Upcoming Mandatory Change, effective Fri 1st March 2019

January 18, 2019 10:07:01

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe (Cboe) would like to highlight the upcoming mandatory change impacting Participants who use the Risk Management Secure Web API.

Effective Friday 1st March 2019 the 'clearing' parameter will become mandatory on Risk Management Secure Web API commands where previously this parameter was optional unless you had multiple bank codes enabled. Please ensure your API commands are updated to explicitly send the clearing parameter on commands.

Reason for change

As part of our Recommended Migration Approach to execute our Brexit strategy, Cboe is actively generating new bank codes and entities for Participants, and as a result of this, the 'clearing' parameter will become mandatory for all Participants utilising the Risk Management Secure Web API.

Certification (UAT) Testing

Effective Monday 25th February 2019 the 'clearing' parameter will become mandatory in the BXE and CXE UAT environments for Secure Web API commands.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 11 (page 17) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

January 14, 2019 18:36:20

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Brexit: Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - 16th February, 2nd March & 16th March 2019

Further to the previous Exchange Notice and Guidance Note regarding Mandatory Technical changes relating to Brexit dated Friday 2nd November 2018, Cboe Europe (Cboe) is planning Brexit Production Dress Rehearsal test dates, which will allow participants and vendors to simulate Brexit-like system behaviour in Production in advance of Monday 1st April 2019. In order to align with other pan-European venues, Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday test dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one date being mandatory. The scope of these tests will include the Production BXE, CXE, CboeLIS, TRF (APA) and SIS environments.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in any of the test Saturdays must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time of the Thursday prior. No new port requests will be processed on the Friday before any Saturday test.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the Saturday test dates, as all data from these days will be discarded as test data. Cancellation or Amendment of Trade Reports will not be allowed on these test dates.
* Mandatory participation - Attendance on at least one of the published test Saturdays is mandatory. Only Participants and Vendors planning on connecting to the new EU venue are required to attend. Trading Participants and Vendors will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIX, BOE, FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and submit an order or trade report using either real or test EU symbols. Market data vendors and ISVs will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and confirm success or failure back to [email protected]
* Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal - Test Schedule of Activities - To be confirmed in due course

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available on the day from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8901

Documentation

* Brexit Guidance Note

Certification (UAT) Testing

* In preparation for these Brexit Production Dress Rehearsals, the UAT environment is already available for testing some Brexit functionality - please review the Brexit Guidance Note for specific detail. All Brexit functionality will be rolled out in UAT well in advance of the first dress rehearsal - the date for this will be confirmed in due course.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit - Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - Q1 2019

January 14, 2019 13:06:18

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants

Brexit: Production Saturday Dress Rehearsal Tests - 16th February, 2nd March & 16th March 2019

Further to the previous Exchange Notice and Guidance Note regarding Mandatory Technical changes relating to Brexit dated Friday 2nd November 2018, Cboe Europe (Cboe) is planning Brexit Production Dress Rehearsal test dates, which will allow participants and vendors to simulate Brexit-like system behaviour in Production in advance of Monday 1st April 2019. In order to align with other pan-European venues, Cboe will hold three Brexit Saturday test dates occurring on Saturday 16th February, Saturday 2nd March and Saturday 16th March 2019, with attendance on at least one date being mandatory. The scope of these tests will include the Production BXE, CXE, CboeLIS, TRF (APA) and SIS environments.

Participants should note the following:

* Change Freeze - Participants wishing to take part in any of the test Saturdays must submit any outstanding requests for new ports by 16:00 UK time of the Thursday prior. No new port requests will be processed on the Friday before any Saturday test.
* Production Data - Please ensure that your Production systems are configured not to send Production trade reports when Cboe systems come up on the Saturday test dates, as all data from these days will be discarded as test data. Cancellation or Amendment of Trade Reports will not be allowed on these test dates.
* Mandatory participation - Attendance on at least one of the published test Saturdays is mandatory. Only Participants and Vendors planning on connecting to the new EU venue are required to attend. Trading Participants and Vendors will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIX, BOE, FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and submit an order or trade report using either real or test EU symbols. Market data vendors and ISVs will be required to establish logical connectivity to at least 1 EU FIXDROP, ODROP, GRP or SPIN session, and confirm success or failure back to [email protected]
* Brexit Saturday Dress Rehearsal - Test Schedule of Activities - To be confirmed in due course

Key contacts on the day

* The standard Cboe support contacts will be available on the day from 07:00 until 13:00 UK time:

o NOC: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8905

o Trade Desk: [email protected] +44 20 7012 8901

Documentation

* Brexit Guidance Note

Certification (UAT) Testing

* In preparation for these Brexit Production Dress Rehearsals, the UAT environment is already available for testing some Brexit functionality - please review the Brexit Guidance Note for specific detail. All Brexit functionality will be rolled out in UAT well in advance of the first dress rehearsal - the date for this will be confirmed in due course.

**NB: Participants who intend to connect to the EU Venue must complete and submit any outstanding paperwork as soon as possible. For further information please refer to our Brexit Microsite.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/release_notes/.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 207 012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >

Cboe Europe Equities: Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH market data, effective Fri 15th February

January 11, 2019 15:37:08

Dear Cboe Europe Equities Participants,

Effective Friday 15th February 2019, Cboe Europe Equities (Cboe) will make the new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure available in the BXE and CXE environments for Participants to migrate to as per the Trade Desk notice (originally sent on Tuesday 18th December 2018). The new feed will run alongside the existing, legacy feeds. From Friday 15th February 2019 onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. Effective Friday 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports. Detailed implementation guidance including network bandwidth management, is provided in the Connectivity Manual - Appendix A.

New Port Allocation
Cboe will create a duplicate of existing GRP and Spin Ports from Monday 11th February 2019 as per the details outlined in Connectivity Manual - Appendix A. All Participants will be able to see details of their newly created GRP and SPIN ports via the 'Logical Ports' section of the Cboe Customer Web Portal. The new ports will be visible under the new MCP_SPIN and MCP_GAP section of the 'Logical Ports' screen. Under current pricing there will be no additional charge for the duplicate GRP & SPIN ports. Pricing will be reviewed after Brexit go-live. Participants are encouraged to cancel their legacy ports as they complete their migration. Further communication will be provided on logical port fees in due course.

EU and UK GRP Ports
Participants should be aware that for each legacy GRP port, two new GRP ports will be created, one for EU venue GRP requests, the other for UK venue GRP requests.

Testing
The functionality in the certification environments is not changing, however should additional GRP or SPIN ports be required they can be requested via the Trade Desk through the usual process.

Dates

* Monday 11th February 2019 - Cboe will finalise duplicates of existing GRP and Spin Port sets on new feed infrastructure. The new ports will be available in final form in the Participant portal. Any new ports visible in the portal prior to this date should be treated as draft and subject to change

* Friday 15th February 2019 - New feed infrastructure available in BXE and CXE environments for participants to migrate and feeds live

* Friday 27th September 2019 - Legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will be disabled

Documentation
Connectivity Manual
Multicast Pitch Specification

All current and historical Cboe Europe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online at http://markets.cboe.com/europe/equities/notices/schedule_update/.

Please contact the Trade Desk if you have any questions.

Trade Desk,
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T: +44 20 7012 8901
E: [email protected] | cboe.com >
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Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Mandatory Technical Changes - Upcoming TCP PITCH Changes effective, Fri 15th Feb 2019

January 10, 2019 12:13:01

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe would like to highlight upcoming mandatory changes to Participants who use TCP PITCH market data.

Effective Friday, 15th February 2019 all existing TCP PITCH message types will cease to be published and will be replaced with new message types containing a microsecond timestamp as described below. The increased size of the timestamp field will result in the field offsets in the new message types' timestamp increasing by three bytes. These changes impact to the BXE, CXE and TRF environments.

New Data Type:

Data Type

Length

Description

TimestampUs

11

A string of ASCII numbers (0-9) representing the whole number of microseconds past midnight London time, right justified and zero padded on the left, with no decimal point.

This will replace the existing 8-byte Timestamp field on all messages.

New Message Types:

Message Name

Existing Message Type

New Message Type

Symbol Clear

s

h

Add Order

A

K

Add Order - Long

c

M

Order Executed

E

N

Order Executed - Long

e

g

Order Cancel

X

F

Order Cancel - Long

x

G

Trade

P

V

Trade - Long

q

W

Trade - Extended

O

v

Trade - Unknown Symbol

k

w

Trading Status

H

a

Statistics

Z

Y

Auction Update

I

b

Auction Summary

j

f

Certification (UAT) Testing:
The new format messages are currently being published in UAT in the BXE and TRF environments. The changes in the CXE UAT environment will become effective Friday, 15th February 2019.

Details of the changes are described in the existing Cboe Europe TCP PITCH Specification. In addition, a new version of the specification is available here with all the new message types and field offsets which have all increased by three bytes to accommodate the increased size of the timestamp field.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 10 (page 18) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk

Cboe Europe Equities

11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF

T. +44 207 012 8901

E. [email protected] | cboe.com >

REMINDER: Cboe Europe Equities: Brexit Mandatory Technical Changes - Guidance Note Now Available

January 07, 2019 08:54:30

Dear Cboe Europe Participants,

Cboe Europe would like to highlight the following technical changes coming to the Cboe Europe Equities platforms, in preparation for the UK's impending withdrawal from the European Union (EU) in March 2019.

The Cboe Europe Equities Brexit Technical Guidance Note is now available and details the technical interface changes required for all Cboe Europe Equities interfaces, which are summarised below:

* Order Entry, Trade Entry & DROP Interfaces (all going live on Brexit date):

o EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new segments MICs for the EU venue will be supplied in the LastMkt (FIX tag 30) field in the Execution Report, Trade Cancel/Correct, Trade Capture Report messages on FIX, BOE ODROP & FIXDROP interfaces in BXE, CXE and Cboe LIS environments.

o Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APA: From 1st April 2019, the regulatory jurisdiction (UK or EU) of the bank code used for trade reporting into the Cboe APA will be used to denote whether the trade report is targeting the UK or EU APA. Depending on the post Brexit plans of each firm using the APA, firms may need to request new EU and/or UK bank codes and then populate the relevant bank code in the PartyID (FIX tag 448) field of the Trade Capture Report message on FIX and BOE interfaces. The resulting Cboe APA will then be reflected on market data via the Cboe Trade Flags field. Cboe will be reaching out to firms using it's APA to understand each firm's plans, in order for the correct regulatory jurisdiction to be applied to each bank code referenced above.

o UK and EU ODROP and FIXDROP Sessions: As part of the Brexit Migration process, Participants will be allocated new ports to interface with the EU venue. All existing ports will remain allocated to the UK venue. It should be noted that effective immediately ODROP sessions will be configured to monitor ports and only replicate flow that will be part of the same jurisdiction (EU or UK venue) from 1st April 2019. FIXDROP ports will also only provide flow relating to their respective venue from 1st April 2019, but will provide trades on all symbols prior to that point. Participants should therefore cater for receiving trades for all symbols down both their existing and future EU venue FIXDROP port until 1st April 2019. From 1st April 2019 the FIXDROP ports will only provide trades for symbols on their respective venues.

* Market Data Interfaces:

o Changes going live before Brexit date:

* Redistribution of Symbols between Matching Units: Symbols are distributed across Matching Units by a market and alphabetical symbol distribution. From 15th February 2019, in preparation for the creation of separate UK and EU venues, some markets will be migrated to a different Matching Unit in the BXE, CXE, SIS and APA environments. This will result in changes in the subscription details for receiving Multicast PITCH market data for these markets. In addition, on the effective date the matching_unit column in the symbol reference data files will be updated to reflect the new unit to which symbols from these markets will be allocated.

* Trading Venue Segregation for Multicast PITCH: From 15th February 2019, for the BXE and CXE environments, new UK and EU venue Multicast PITCH feed infrastructure will be established to which participants will need to migrate to, which will run alongside the existing legacy feeds. From this point onwards, Participants are urged to begin migrating over to the new feeds. On 27th September 2019 the legacy Multicast PITCH feeds will no longer be available. These changes will impact all current consumers of BXE and CXE Multicast PITCH, and Participants will be required to subscribe to a new set of multicast feeds as well as connect to new GRP and SPIN ports.

* Multicast PITCH Transaction Markers: From 15th February 2019, Market Data Transaction Markers will be added to Multicast PITCH in BXE and CXE. This functionality adds a Transaction Begin message to the protocol to indicate that any subsequent messages up to the accompanying Transaction End message, are all part of the same transaction block.

* Microseconds on TCP PITCH: All messages currently sent on TCP PITCH contain a Timestamp field representing the number of milliseconds since midnight. From 15th February 2019, these messages will be updated to begin sending the number of microseconds since midnight. In order to facilitate the structural change, all existing messages will be replaced with new message types. The existing messages will cease to be sent from go-live.

o Changes going live on Brexit date:

* EU Venue MIC Codes: From 1st April 2019, new MICs for the EU venue will be published in the Execution Venue field of the Trade Message - Extended Form message type on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in BXE and CXE environments.

* Trade Reporting to the UK and EU APAs: From 1st April 2019, the existing Cboe Trade Timing Indicator field has been renamed to the Cboe Trade Flags field and it will now also convey the Cboe Regulated Entity (UK or EU) to which a trade report was submitted. This change will apply to the Trade Message - Extended Form and Trade Message - Unknown Symbol message types on Multicast and TCP PITCH feeds in the BXE, CXE and APA (TRF) environments.

* Transaction Reporting Obligations:

o Depending on a third country Trading Participant's unique situation related to Brexit, there may be additional Venue Transaction Reporting Obligations to consider. Trading venues under MiFID have an existing obligation to transaction report to their NCA on behalf of non-EU Trading Participants. On the assumption that the UK will have a similar requirement on non-UK based firms post-Brexit, Cboe will require entities not based in the UK jurisdiction to submit additional information in order for Cboe to meet its Transaction Reporting obligation derived from Participant trading activity. Similarly, UK firms trading on the EU venue will be considered non-EU and will also be required to Transaction Report.

Please note that the functionality going live on Brexit date (1st April 2019) is subject to:

* The relevant regulatory authorisation being granted to Cboe EU to provide its services; and

* Cboe EU confirming that it will launch the operations.

All other functionality will go live on the dates stated above.

Please refer to the Guidance Note for specific detail on each change. All Participants are required to review the Guidance Note and ensure adherence to the timelines in Section 10 (page 18) for each of the upcoming mandatory changes.

In addition, Cboe's Brexit microsite resource should be checked regularly by Participants for upcoming updates regarding Brexit. All current and historical Cboe notices, including symbol universe updates, are available online.

Please contact the Trade Desk or your Account Manager if you have any questions.

Trade Desk
Cboe Europe Equities
11 Monument Street | London, EC3R 8AF
T. +44 207 012 8901
E. [email protected] | cboe.com >