17 SEPTEMBER 2019, LONDON

The European Commodity Clearing (ECC) cooperates with KB TECH Ltd. to expand access to cleared commodity markets for trading participants. KB TECH is a UK based software development company providing data management services and products to the trading, pension and financial markets.

European Commodity Clearing Cooperates With KB TECH To Expand Access To Commodity Markets

May 9, 2017

The European Commodity Clearing (ECC) cooperates with KB TECH Ltd. to expand access to cleared commodity markets for trading participants. KB TECH is a UK based software development company providing data management services and products to the trading, pension and financial markets.

KB TECH has launched a dedicated portal “KB Portal” which allows the entry and submission of brokered trades for trade registration on the European Energy Exchange (EEX) and subsequent clearing with ECC. KB Portal is available for the power, emissions and freight markets, as offered by EEX. In the framework of their Straight-Through-Processing (STP) solution, ECC automates trade registration for its participants at a Partner Exchange and transfers trading transactions into the clearing system without the need for manual intervention.

“We’re very pleased to welcome KB TECH as a new partner to the network of independent service providers who support our Straight-Through Processing (STP) solution”, says Dr Thomas Siegl, Chief Risk Officer of ECC. “With its portal solution, KB TECH will help foster the development of the trade registration volumes of ECC’s Partner Exchanges in the future, thereby enhancing the choice for customers.”

“KB TECH is delighted to be a new STP service provider partner of ECC in their objective of enhancing EEX’s trade registration business”, says David Briggs, Director and co-founder of KB TECH. “The KB Portal represents a key element of our product range in the trading environment and builds on our proven expertise in this area.”

In addition, the KB Portal provides a range of functions including historic trade search, general trade analysis and the inputting of spread trades. Brokers and trading participants will benefit from greater automation, therefore reducing operational risks, efforts, and processing times from off-exchange trade conclusion to clearing confirmation.

European Commodity Clearing (ECC) is the central clearing house for energy and related products in Europe and part of EEX Group. As a central counterparty, ECC assumes the counterparty risk and, therefore, provides security for its customers. Currently, ECC applies clearing as well as physical and financial settlement for transactions concluded on the exchanges of EEX Group as well as on HUPX and NOREXECO. Through clearing of all contracts via one clearing house, participants benefit from significant margin savings.

KB TECH is a UK based software development company providing data management services and products to the trading, pension and financial markets. The company’s propriety software delivers a range of modular, connected services providing functions for managing real-time data within and around the trading, price delivery and transactional environments. Client usage examples include: Trading Platform and Integration, Clearing Gateways, Portal for Trade Registration, Portal for Real-time Price Discovery and Analysis, Regulatory Reporting and Market Data Distribution, Market Maker and other Price Injector Services.

Source: Mondovisione