Japan Exchange Group live with Cinnober’s Clearing and Risk solutions

Japan Exchange Group (JPX) successfully launched its new clearing system for exchange traded derivatives, based on Cinnober’s TRADExpress RealTime Clearing, and a CCP Risk solution. The JPX ETD derivatives market is operated by the Osaka Exchange (OSE) and cleared by the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC), both part of JPX.

With the new technology, JPX is modernizing its post-trade and clearing infrastructure in a move to strengthen its position as an internationally renowned clearinghouse.

“By launching these new risk and next generation clearing systems we have created a cutting-edge post-trade infrastructure,” said Ryusuke Yokoyama, Senior Executive Officer & CIO. “We’re happy to offer improved services to our clearing members and clients, and easier access through standard protocols. We look forward to the next step in the near future in which we will continue the rollout of the CCP Risk solution to the rest of our clearing products.”

JPX’s new clearing system is a state of the art solution offering more sophisticated risk, account and position management functions, global standard interfaces and a modern graphical user interface. With the solution, JPX is able to calculate members’ and clients’ risk for ETD in real time. New account types are introduced for individual clients. The new clearing system provides a more transparent omnibus account model, allowing members to report and see client accounts and margin requirement individually. Additionally, new products can be added within a very short time thanks to the flexibility of the new clearing system which will enable JPX to grow in their business.

“We’re very happy and proud to be live with our TRADExpress solutions in the Japanese market, being part of realizing JPX’s vision with our technology and committed people”, says Veronica Augustsson, CEO of Cinnober. “We have been working in a close and productive cooperation with JPX which gives us a strong position for our continuous partnership.”

The separate CCP Risk solution is used for model validation and exposure monitoring both within and across JPX clearing venues, covering initial margin monitoring, sensitivity calculations, credit and liquidity stress testing and backtesting.