ICE Futures Europe packs and bundles are recognized trading strategies that enable you to easily execute a combination of contract months in Short-Term Interest Rate (STIR) Euribor, SONIA, and SOFR futures contracts. This allows users to gain exposure to longer term interest rates, without the legging risk and cost of trading the individual months.
*Please note, White Packs and Bundles in SONIA and SOFR begin with the first non-accruing contract.
SONIA, Euribor and SOFR Futures Packs and Bundles are to be priced as the arithmetic average of the constituent outright futures contract prices. The minimum price increment for the strategies will be 0.00125 index points. The strategies in SONIA and SOFR will imply pricing into and out of the corresponding explicit outright futures markets. Implied pricing is turned off for Euribor Packs and Bundles.
Example of Implied pricing
The below example using Three Month SONIA Futures (“SO3”) highlights how the methodology works.
|Outright Market Leg||Bid||Ask|
|Implied Pack Price||99.49875||99.50875|
When a pack or bundle is traded as a result of two non-implied orders, the leg prices allocated for the outright futures will be based off the exchange anchors at the time of the trade. Methodology is in place for the allocation of additional ticks to certain legs of the strategy when the strategy price is not divisible by the tick size in the outright contracts. For further information please contact the Rates team on [email protected].
All of SONIA, Euribor and SOFR Packs and Bundles strategies will match using the Gradual Time-Based Pro-Rata (GTBPR) matching algorithm. They will use a time-weighting of 2 and priority is given to the first order at the best price subject to a minimum order size (collar) and limited to a maximum order size (cap).