Products on Mercari eSEF
Mercari offers trading in products in the following categories: Interest Rates and Foreign Exchange, Commodity Derivatives, Energy Derivatives, and Environmental Derivatives & Certificates.
As an OTC market platform, products traded on Mercari eSEF has been uniquely designed to meet the specialist requirements of OTC markets and dealers. Through its innovative and flexible system, Mercari has proven itself to deliver fast, efficient, relevant and reliable OTC markets.
Mercari currently operates efficient and orderly electronic markets in the following classes:
AUD Interest Rate Swaps (IRS) – BBSW1
AUD Basis Swaps – BBSW
AUD Overnight Index Swaps (OIS) – RBA Overnight Rate2
AUD Forward Rate Agreements (FRAs) – BBSW
Products covering other interest rate derivatives will be introduced as and when customer interest dictates.
1. BBSW: Bank Bill Swap Reference Rate. Various Index tenors are available, including 1 to 6 months. Found on Reuters page BBSW.
2. RBA Overnight Rate: Commonly referred to as RBA30. Found on Reuters page RBA30.
The foreign exchange rate products offered on the Mercari Markets and the Index that they are set against are:
AUD-USD FX Swaps
AUD-USD Cross Currency Basis Swaps – BBSW and LIBOR3 4
Products covering other foreign exchange derivatives will be introduced as and when customer interest dictates.
3. LIBOR: London Interbank Offered Rate. Various index tenors are available from 1 to 12 months. Found on Reuters page LIBOR01.
4. The Australian versus US Dollar exchange rate is also used in setting the value of this derivative.
Commodity and Energy Derivatives
Mercari currently operates electronic markets in commodity and energy derivatives, including in broad hard and soft commodities categories.
Specific commodity products quoted on Mercari Markets are generally determined by market participants. However, current Mercari market quoted products include iron ore, freight, coal and crude oil (sweet and sour). Mercari's commodity derivatives product development plans accommodate other products (both cash and physically settled) as and when customer interest necessitates.
Mercari does not directly offer clearing and settlement services, but Mercari can send trades to various Clearing Houses if requested by the parties to a trade.
Environmental Derivatives and Certificates
Mercari currently operates electronic markets for environmental certificate. Current products offered on Mercari Markets include the following. These products are physically settled:
Small Scale Technology Certificates (STCs)
Australian Large-Scale Generation Certificates (LGCs)
Products covering other environmental derivatives and certificates will be introduced as and when customer interest dictates.
LGC - Large-Scale Generation Certificates
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Blue – Firm Tradable Prices
Green - Market Survey
Red – Calculation
Settlement prices are calculated in several ways. For a more details please see the methodology guide below.
Spot Closing Price History
Forward Price Curve Based on Mid Point Index
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LGC Closing Settlement Price Methodology
Firm Tradable Prices
- Method A represents firm prices tradable on screen by counterparties with investment grade credit ratings.
- More information on Method A guidelines is available on request.
- Method B will substitute if necessary.
- Method B prices will be determined by a confidential market poll conducted anytime between 4pm – 4.30pm.
- Three market participants, with credit ratings as defined in Method A, will be asked to provide prices that, in their opinion, reflect levels at which a willing but not anxious participant would buy or sell.
- Method B prices are not firm and are reference levels only.
- Method C will substitute if necessary.
- Method C employs Mercari's LGC Cost of Carry Model.
- Method C prices are not firm and are reference levels only.
Australia as a Global Financial Centre
Australia's financial markets are globally recognised for their robustness, underpinned by a best practice regulatory system. Australia's core economic strengths, strong institutional framework, openness of economy and size, depth and sophistication of markets continue to underpin the future growth of the financial services sector.
A Global Benchmark
- Australia is the 13th largest economy in the world representing 1.7% of world GDP .
- Within the Asian region, Australia is the 4th largest economy behind China (15.7% of world GDP), Japan (6.5%), India (3.1%) and South Korea (1.9%).
- Australia has experienced 26 years of consecutive annual economic growth ;
- Australia has the largest pool of funds under managed in Asia at A$1.6 billion and the 4th largest pension system in the world ;
- Australia has a A$7.5 trillion financial services sector; and
- Australia’s financial and insurance services sector has experienced a 4.9% annual growth rate between 1991-1992 to 2015-2016
Australia is also globally successful in 5 key industries:
- Mining and fuels export (top 4 in the world);
- Investment fund assets (6th largest in the world);
- Agricultural exports (top 12 in the world);
- Foreign student tertiary education (3rd largest in world); and
- International tourism (11th largest in the world).
Further information on the Australian financial market sector is available from the following reports;
- Australia as a Financial Centre: Building on our Strengths – by the Australian Financial Centre Forum
- Australia – A Global Financial Services Centre – by Austrade
- Australian Financial Markets Report: 2010 – by Australian Financial Markets Association