Settlement Failures

When a Settlement Instruction cannot be settled in its Intended Settlement Date (ISD), BME CLEARING will initiate the Fails Management Mechanisms.

In this respect, a Fail is a sell instruction that is pending settlement totally or partially at the end of its Intended Settlement Date (ISD). 

End of Intended Settlement Date (ISD)

BME CLEARING receive from IBERCLEAR the information about the instructions that have not been settled in its ISD in T2S.

End of Intended Settlement Date (ISD)

Subsequent sessions prior to the start of Buy - In

Unsettled instructions will remain in recycling and attempts will be made to settle them in the following sessions until ISD+4, being object of a daily penalty for the outstanding amount by BME CLEARING.

If a failed sell instruction has not been settled at the end of ISD+4, it is removed from the Settlement System by cancelling at T2S and Buy-In procedure will be initiated by BME CLEARING.

Buy–in Procedure and its Settlement

Buy-in temporary schema
Buy-in temporary schema

BME CLEARING will inform about the number of days late of each failed position.

At the end of the DVP settlement period, BME CLEARING will cancel on IBERCLEAR the fails instructions with ISD+4.

A broker, previously chosen, will execute a purchase on the stock exchange for the amount that has not been delivered by the fail member and On ISD+6 once broker´s purchase has been settled, the securities will be delivery to BME CLEARING within a bilateral trade.

All the instructions will settle during the ISD+7 Night Time Settlement Cycle.

The failed seller will bear daily penalties, besides the difference (if it is negative) between the cash position of the Buy-in and the cash position of the failed sale instruction.

Cash Settlement

Cash settlement schedule
Cash settlement schedule

BME CLEARING will decide to perform Cash settlement after the no execution of the buy in due to illiquidity of determinate assets or once the broker´s purchase has not been settled on ISD+6.x

Cash settlement will be performed with the following value day to settle the outstanding obligations of the failed seller with the CCP and the CCP with the affected buyer.

The affected buyer will be compensated with an amount of cash calculated with the last available closing price of the security plus a configurable percentage. This cash settlement price cannot be lower than the unit price of the failed sell or the affected buy that will be settled in cash.

Cash Settlement Price = Max (last closing price + %; price of the failed sell; price of the affected buy)

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