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June 23, 2017

Exchange System Updates

SGX: North Asia Sling LNG Futures Launch

On May 22, SGX launched support for SGX North Asia Sling LNG futures.

TT Impact:
To trade these products, apply an updated pMerge file to all SGX Gateways:

  1. Copy the SGX.pmg file to <drive letter>:\tt\config.
  2. Stop GuardServer.
  3. Navigate to <drive letter>:\tt\bin.
  4. Double-click pMerge.exe. The Enter Exchange Name window appears.
  5. Specify the exchange name and flavor and click OK. The Open Guardian product table merge file window appears.
  6. Navigate to <drive letter>:\tt\config and select the SGX.pmg file. pMerge will update the existing Guardian Product Table with the correct values. After pMerge completes its tasks, the pMerge status bar displays Finished.
  7. Close the pMerge status bar.
  8. Start GuardServer.

After pMerge runs, verify that the Guardian Product Table contains the following values:

Contract Product Code Point Value
SGX North Asia Sling LNG Futures NLNF 1000

ICE: Q2 Trading Platform Release

June 25

ICE is planning an exchange API release this weekend. ICE gateways will not need to be upgraded.

This release will provide support for additional tags that will be required by MiFID II, which goes into effect on January 3, 2018. We will make a new ICE Gateway release available to support these new tags.

Additional Resources
ICE Community Website

CME: Market Segment Changes

June 25

CME will move the following instruments to different market segments and MDP 3.0 incremental feed source IPs on June 25. No new market segments are being introduced.

Products MDP 3.0 Channel Current Tag 1300-MarketSegmentID New Tag 1300-MarketSegmentID Production Launch
CBOT Globex Equity Index Futures 342 66 68 June 25
CBOT Globex Equity Index Options 343 60 54


As a result, Market Segment Gateway 66 will be decommissioned on June 25. Attempts to connect to these gateways following decommission will be ignored. The Market Segment configuration files will be updated prior to the open for each change.

Customers who have not done so should apply the updated CME-MSGWs.cfg file, which removes MarketSegmentId 62.

After the close on June 22, customers should replace their existing CME-MSGWs.cfg file with the linked file below, which removes MarketSegmentId 66.

Additional Resources
CME Globex Notice
CME-MSGWs.cfg file

CME: New IPs and Ports for iLink Convenience Gateways

June 25

Effective June 25 for trade date June 26, all CGW iLink sessions will use new IPs and ports. The new IP ranges are currently available on the Client Systems Wiki. If you have not received your new IP and port mapping from your Global Account Manager, you should contact the exchange as soon as possible.

All CGW iLink sessions must migrate to the new IPs and ports to access CME Globex markets. The current IPs will be disabled after the close on June 23, and a connectivity mock will be held on June 24.

An optional migration on June 18 is also available. Customers who intended to migrate by this date were required to provide their Global Account Manager with a list of iLink sessions by June 2. A connectivity mock will be held on June 17 for those who choose to migrate early.

Customers should coordinate these changes with their local Technical Account Managers.

Additional Resources
CME Globex Notice

LME: Precious

July 10

LME will launch its new Precious offering, which includes daily and monthly futures for both gold and silver, on July 10.

We will release LME Gateway 7.18.10 before July 7 to support this initiative. Please note the following impacts:

  • New exchange credentials are required for both prices and orders.
  • Because of the credential requirement, customers currently running standalone LME Gateways who would like to trade Precious products will need a separate gateway.
  • Customers with a price farm setup who would like to trade these products must run two separate price servers—one for current base products and one for precious products.
  • Trading hours are available for one hour after the close of the current base metals until 8:00pm UK time.

Additional information will be shared prior to the July 10 launch.

Euronext: Optiq API Upgrade Update

July 24

Euronext will proceed with phase one of the migration from UTP to the next-generation Optiq platform on July 24. The market data infrastructure will be migrated during this phase, followed by the derivatives order entry and matching engine migration in 2018.

Although Euronext will support 10mb, 1gb and 10gb connections for Optiq, the TT NYSE Liffe Gateway will only support market data shaped at 1gb. A 10gb line would not be of benefit and cannot be used.

The exchange will support unshaped market data for the following product groups on 10gb connections, but the TT NYSE Liffe Gateway will NOT support these unshaped feeds:

  • Derivatives – Index Futures – France and the Netherlands
  • Derivatives – Index Options – France and the Netherlands

Dress Rehearsal This Weekend
Euronext will conduct dress rehearsals in the production environment covering both cash and derivatives, high-availability failover, disaster recovery and the roll-back to XDP. All customers must participate in at least one of the following tests:

  • Dress Rehearsal #3: Saturday, June 17
  • Dress Rehearsal #4: Saturday, July 8

We plan to have support staff available for testing on June 17.

REQUIRED: Standing data is now retrieved via the exchange Euronext File Services (EFS) mechanism rather than via FTP as in previous versions. Customer administrators should request EFS sessions via the Optiq portal.

Without access to EFS, the Price Server will not start up successfully. Gateways that will run the NYSE Liffe Price Server must have access to over the Internet.

Production Launch on July 24
The derivatives external pre-production will start on July 10. During the following two weeks, the exchange will broadcast MDG derivatives flow but with no service guarantee. MDG derivatives will go live on July 24, followed by a two-week dual-run period where MDG will be the primary flow for derivatives. The exchange will stop broadcasting XDP derivatives on July 29.

Important note: Customers must maintain connectivity to the XDP market data feed until Optiq MDG becomes the primary Euronext market derivatives data feed on July 24.

TT Impact
We will release the NYSE Liffe 7.18 Gateway to support the Optiq migration. This gateway will not be backward compatible with the current API. We will provide more information closer to the Optiq launch.

Additional Resources
Euronext File Services User Guide
Euronext Optiq Portal

ASX NTP Maintenance Release


In July, ASX will move forward with an NTP Maintenance Release in the production environment. This release is currently available in the Customer Development Environment, and testing is in progress.

Additional Resources
ASX24 NTP Maintenance Release Notes

IDEM: SOLA 9 Upgrade


TT successfully participated in the second customer dress rehearsal (CDR) on June 10 in preparation for IDEM’s July upgrade to SOLA 9 Further details will be provided by the exchange.

CME: Decommission of MexDer Order Routing Offering

August 25

Effective end of day August 25, Globex order routing and market data for MexDer products will no longer be available via the CME Globex platform or supported via the TT CME Gateway.


Euronext Optiq

July 24

IDEM SAIL/SOLA 9.2 Upgrade