Rule Update - Options Clearing Rules of SEOCH 
17/07/2017 
 

Amendments to modify the Reserve Fund triggering and collection mechanism (effective from 29 September 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the implementation of participant admission appeal procedures (effective from 31 March 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to remove the operational forms to the DCASS Terminal User Guide and to reflect the corporate rebranding from “HKEx” to “HKEX” (effective from 16 January 2017)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of introducing a pre-trade risk management system for the derivatives market (effective from 11 April 2016)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to enable SEOCH to disclose participant information on an aggregated and/or anonymized basis to specified persons or to the public for SEOCH to comply with any local or international regulatory standards applicable to it (effective from 31 December 2015)  (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the termination of accepting bank guarantees as collateral (effective from 1 September 2014)  (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to facilitate SEOCH to comply with its obligations as a participating foreign financial institution under the U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (effective from 1 July 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to align them with the new Companies Ordinance (Chapter 622 of the Laws of Hong Kong) (effective from 26 March 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to (i) clarifying that Special Block Trade Margin may also be demanded in respect of any trade adjustment request concerning a block trade; and (ii) advancing the system input cutoff time for trade adjustment requests in relation to a block trade to 30 minutes prior to the usual system input cutoff time (effective from 6 January 2014)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to (i) introduce a central gateway for connection to DCASS following the DCASS upgrade to the Genium INET Platform (the “Genium Upgrade”); (ii) reflect the operational changes in DCASS following the Genium Upgrade; and (iii) make miscellaneous housekeeping changes (effective from 15 October 2013)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purpose of implementing an enhancement to allow participants to satisfy demands for intra-day margin by payment in a currency (one of the approved currencies as set out in the Procedures) other than the settlement currency, as SEOCH may from time to time permit (effective from 4 February 2013)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments for the purposes of implementing the proposals to strengthen the risk management measures of The SEHK Options Clearing House Limited and aligning the risk management arrangements across the three clearing houses of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited.  The amendments also include changes for housekeeping purpose (effective from 5 November 2012)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to clarify the power of SEOCH to delete invalid block trades (effective from 26 March 2012)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to introduce the clearing and risk management arrangements and the exercise fee for RMB denominated option classes (effective from 28 September 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to align with the extended trading hours of the stock options market (effective from 7 March 2011)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to (i) improve the third party clearing arrangements by removing the one-day prior written notice period requirement for the termination of a Clearing Agreement; (ii) simplify the requirement for the submission of Clearing Agreements by GCPs; and (iii) effect minor housekeeping amendments (effective from 22 November 2010)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules to enable the clearing of Renminbi (“RMB”) denominated products by SEOCH and to accept RMB as margin collateral for SEOCH transactions (effective from 13 September 2010)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules to include the posting of information on the HKEx website as a means of communication between The SEHK Options Clearing House Limited and its participants (effective from 20 September 2010)   (Marked-up version of amendments attached for information)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to Special Block Trade Margin and Default Handling Procedures (take effect from 8 February 2010)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to  the introduction of the Derivatives Clearing and Settlement System Backup Centre service (take effect from 2 March 2009)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the introduction of third party clearing by Hong Kong Securities Clearing Company Limited (take effect from 3 December 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the removal of the position of “General Manager” (take effect from 28 November 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the SEOCH's Reserve Fund arrangements  (take effect from 1 November 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the System Input Cutoff Time (take effect from 9 July 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the 2 tier banking structure for money settlement purposes (take effect from 18 June 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the enhancement of legal protection for the Reserve Fund (take effect from 1 June 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the use of Client Offset Claim Account (take effect from 3 July 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the new market maker model for products of Hong Kong Futures Exchange Limited (take effect from 1 February 2007)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to adjustments to Stock Options Position Limits and Reporting Levels (take effect from 10 February 2006)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to Minimum Margin Coverage by Cash Collateral in Contract Currency (take effect from 3 January 2006)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the removal of SEOCH's category of Self Clearing Participants and harmonization of SEOCH and HKCC's capital requirements for Clearing Participants (take effect from 1 November 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the implementation of new collateral policies (take effect from 22 August 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the handling of Capital Adjustments for Special Events (take effect from 1 July 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the interest retention rates (take effect from 1 June 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to the abolition of the registration requirements for Options Clearing Officers (take effect from 1 April 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules in relation to expanding and rationalising the powers of the General Manager of SEOCH to take swift action against a defaulting SEOCH Participant (take effect from 1 February 2005)

Amendments to the Options Clearing Rules relating to the implementation of the Derivatives Clearing And Settlement System (take effect from 6 April 2004)