Two Year Mid-Curve Options On Short Sterling Future

Two Year Mid-Curve Options On Short Sterling Future37650333

Description

Option which delivers into the Short Sterling futures contract expiring in two years' time

Market Specifications

Trading Screen Product Name
Three Month Sterling 2yr Mid-Curve
Trading Screen Hub Name
ICEU
Commodity Code
M2
Unit of Trading
One Three Month Sterling (Short Sterling) Interest Rate Futures Contract
Expiry Months
March, June, September, December, and four serial months, such that eight expiry months are available for trading, with the nearest six expiry months being consecutive calendar months
Contract Standard
Assignment of one three month Sterling futures contract at the exercise price. The futures delivery month associated with each option expiry month shall be: March, the following two years, in respect of January, February and March expiry months; June, the following two years, in respect of April, May and June expiry months; September, the following two years, in respect of July, August and September expiry months; and December, the following two years, in respect of October, November and December expiry months.
Last Trading Day
Friday before the third Wednesday of the expiry month. On the Last Trading Day, trading in the expiring month will cease at 16:15.
Exercise Deadline
Exercise by 17:00 on any business day including the expiry day.
Delivery Date
Delivery on the first business day after the exercise day
Minimum Price Fluctuation
0.005 (£6.25)
Exercise Price Intervals
0.125, (i.e. 0.125%) e.g. 94.00, 94.125, 94.25 etc for all expiry months
Introduction of New Exercise Prices
For all contract months:

A minimum of 13 Strike Prices in increments of 0.125 above and below the at-the-money Strike Price. The “at-the-money” strike price is the closest interval nearest to the previous business day’s settlement price of the corresponding underlying future. Strike Price boundaries are adjusted according to futures price movements. User-defined Strike Prices are allowed in 0.125 increments.
Algorithm
Central order book applies a gradual time based pro-rata (GTBPR) matching algorithm with a time-weighting of 1 (ie the algorithm is effectively a priority pro-rata matching algorithm) with priority given to the first order at the best price subject to a minimum order size (collar) and limited to a maximum order size (cap).
Block Trades
Block Trading, Guaranteed Cross
Option Premium
The contract price is not paid at the time of purchase. Option positions, as with futures position, are settled-to-market daily giving rise to positive or negative variation margin flows. When the Buyer exercises/abandons an option, the Buyer is required to pay the original contract price to the Exchange's Clearing Houser (CH) and the CH will pay the original option price to the Seller on the following business day. Such payments will be netted against the variation margin balances of Buyer and Seller by the CH.
Other Information
Potential users of the Options on Sterling Futures Contracts should familiarise themselves with the terms of these contracts and with the terms of the Underlying Futures Contract.
MIC Code
IFLL
Clearing Venues
ICEU