Trayport Products

Hosted Clearing Links

The trend towards clearing has created a greater need than ever for seamless straight through processing ("STP") of cleared trades. To meet this need, Trayport® is moving to a hosted architecture for its clearing links. This new architecture will deliver greater speed and reliability, and reduce cost and risk.

Benefits of Hosting

The new architecture delivers several improvements over the existing technology:

Since there is no need for the broker to host any software, hosted clearing links reduce the operational costs currently
associated with STP clearing links. Trayport takes care of all mapping and configuration of the
clearing link, freeing your support team from the need to spend time maintaining the links.

To deploy a hosted clearing link, the broker simply supplies Trayport with a login to their Broker Trading System ("BTS")
system. This means that as new clearing houses come on board, Trayport can deploy links to these clearing houses
to a broker within a matter of days, rather than weeks.

Accuracy and reliability of STP clearing is of paramount importance. With the existing technology, brokers must
maintain the mapping database themselves. Errors in this process are a common cause of failures.
Since Trayport manages the mappings for the hosted links, and since this process is integrated with Trayport's
Gold Mapping ServiceSM, hosted clearing links greatly reduce the likelihood of failures due to mapping errors.
Should a failure occur, a web-based monitoring tool instantly alerts both the broker and Trayport, to enable
a quick resolution of the problem.

How Clearing Links Work

With the new infrastructure, Trayport hosts a router that connects to your Trayport BTS system and forwards trades to each clearing house with which your clients clear. All you need to do is to supply Trayport with a login to your BTS system; Trayport takes care of the rest, including all configuration and mapping. A web-based trade monitor provides you with detailed status information for each cleared trade.

Next Steps

To plan for migration of your clearing links to the hosted architecture, please contact your client manager.

Email: clientmanagersbrokers@trayport.com
Tel: +44 (0)20 7960 5511

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