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7A.02.1

Past version: effective from Apr 26 2013 - Dec 30 2013.
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When a Clearing Member having open positions has defaulted upon its obligation to the Clearing House, or has been suspended, the Clearing House may:—

7A.02.1.1 transfer all or any part of positions in Customer Contracts held by the defaulted or suspended Clearing Member to one (1) or more Clearing Members designated by the Clearing House. When such positions are so transferred, the following shall apply:
a. subject to Rule 7A.02.1.1.c., margins deposited with the Clearing House in respect of the positions shall be entrusted to the designated Clearing Member or Clearing Members;
b. the margins entrusted to a designated Clearing Member pursuant to this Rule 7A.02.1.1 may not be in such form as was originally deposited with the Clearing House;
c. the Clearing House shall have the discretion not to transfer all or any part of the margins and settlement monies to a designated Clearing Member as described in Rule 7A.02.1.1.b., if:
i. the positions are held in an omnibus account; or
ii. monies and other assets deposited with the Clearing House in relation to Customers' Contracts may be applied pursuant to Rule 7A.05.1.2,
provided that where margins and settlement monies are not transferred to the designated Clearing Member, the designated Clearing Member shall be required to collect the required margins and settlement monies from its Customer; and
d. The margins not entrusted to designated Clearing Members shall be retained by the Clearing House and may be applied in accordance with Rule 7A.05.1.2. Any unused margins shall be returned to the defaulted or suspended Clearing Member, or entrusted to the designated Clearing Members, as the Clearing House deems appropriate:
i. following the settlement of losses arising from the event of default; or
ii. at such time that the Clearing House determines that the margins may not be used.
7A.02.1.2 execute hedging transactions, on behalf of and at the risk of the defaulted or suspended Clearing Member, to eliminate or reduce market risk resulting from such open positions;
7A.02.1.3 appoint one or more Inter Dealer Brokers, Clearing Members or members of the applicable Relevant Market to close out positions in House Contracts, as well as Customer Contracts that have not been transferred pursuant to Rule 7A.02.1.1 within such time as the Clearing House may prescribe, on the behalf of and at the risk of the defaulted or suspended Clearing Member;
7A.02.1.4 where the open positions relate to an Eligible Non-Relevant Market Transaction or a Contract subject to physical delivery prior to re-novation in Rule 6.02A.7, and it is in the Clearing House's good faith opinion impossible or impracticable for the open positions to be transferred or closed out pursuant to Rules 7A.02.1.1 and 7A.02.1.3 respectively, the Clearing House may, in addition to any other power or right it may have, invoice back such positions to the defaulting or suspended Clearing Member. The Clearing House shall then simultaneously invoice back the equivalent number of positions or as nearly equivalent number of such positions as the Clearing House may deem practical to the following:—
a. in the case of an Eligible Non-Relevant Market Transaction or a Contract subject to physical delivery prior to the matching process in Rule 6.02A.7, to other non-defaulting and non-suspended Clearing Members, and/or any other non-defaulting Relevant Market (or its clearing house) holding appropriate opposite positions (whether reported to the Clearing House as being House or Customer positions) as at the date of such invoicing back, on a pro-rata basis, calculated as the proportion of such gross opposite positions of each non-defaulting and non-suspended Clearing Member and/or Relevant Market (or its clearing house) at the date of such transfer relative to the aggregate value of such open positions held by all non-defaulting and non-suspended Clearing Members (to be rounded down or up if the number of lots is not a whole number at the Clearing House's absolute discretion).
b. in the case of a Contract subject to physical delivery after the matching process in Rule 6.02A.7 and before re-novation in Rule 6.02A.7, to the non-defaulting and non-suspended Clearing Members and/or clearing member of another Relevant Market (or its clearing house), with which the defaulting or suspended Clearing Member has been matched in accordance with Rule 6.02A.7 (whether reported to the Clearing House as being House or Customer positions).
The invoicing back shall be carried out by the Clearing House effecting and registering opposite positions between itself and each of the relevant affected persons. The Clearing House shall then settle the open positions against such opposite positions, at a price determined by it. The Clearing House's actions, including the timing of the transfer and the price determined by the Clearing House shall be binding on all affected Clearing Members; and/or
7A.02.1.5 where the open positions relate to OTCF Contracts, take one or more of the following actions:
a. hedge or otherwise liquidate such open positions in OTCF Contracts;
b. conduct an auction of such open positions in OTCF Contracts, whether hedged or otherwise;
c. where it is in the Clearing House's good faith opinion that (b) is impossible or impracticable, assign and transfer any residual OTCF Contracts, whether hedged or otherwise, to a non-defaulting Clearing Member provided that:
i. the residual OTCF Contracts, whether hedged or otherwise, assigned and transferred to the non-defaulting Clearing Member shall not be of such amount as to increase its risk margin requirement by more than 100% of its average end-of-day risk margin requirement for OTCF Contracts in the 30 days preceding, and excluding, the day on which the event of default occurs, as declared by the Clearing House; and
ii. the non-defaulting Clearing Member has cleared such product group in such currency in the last three months,
or
d. undertake any action which is ancillary or incidental to activities set out under (a) – (c) above.

Added on 7 August 2012 and amended on 8 November 2012 and 26 April 2013.