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This issue:

  • NEW FT DEX VERSION 27.0
  • CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS
  • NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS

NEW FT DEX VERSION 27.0

The March 2021 software release includes changes to domestic meetings and proxy voting in connection with the Shareholder Rights Directive II (SRDII). We hope to have this functionality available to test in the simulator in early January ahead of its go LIVE launch in Euroclear on Monday March 15th 2021.

This new release is mainly centered around Proxy voting changes. Several File Transfer messages are being updated to newer versions and some new messages have also been added.

New File Transfer messages will be added:

Message Type Message Name Version
KVCN Execution Confirmation Input 001
KVCA Execution Confirmation Amend 001
KVCP Execution Confirmation Details Response 001
KVCQ Execution Confirmation Request 001

Message Version Changes

The following message versions are being updated  :

Message Type Message Name Retained Version(s) New Version
KMAN Meeting Announcement Input 002 003
KMAA Meeting Announcement Amend 002 003
KMAQ Meeting Announcement Details Request 002 003
KMAP Meeting Announcement Details Response 002 003
KPIN Proxy Instruction Input 001 002
KPIA Proxy Instruction Amend 001 002
KMIQ Proxy Instruction Request 001 002
KMIP Proxy Instruction Details Response 001 002
KPHQ Proxy Instruction Status History Request 001 002
KPSQ Proxy Instruction Status Change Request 001 002
KPSP Proxy Instruction Status Change Response 001 002
QPAQ Issuer’s Agent Proxy Instruction Request 001 002
QFCQ File Changes Request 23,24 25

Please visit the Euroclear website for all the latest documentation relating to this release.

For any assistance with your testing or to discuss these new changes, please contact support@sfl.co.uk

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS

Please see the below table for our opening hours during Christmas and New Year period :

Date Helpdesk Simulator and SimGUI
Monday 21st December Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Tuesday 22nd December Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Wednesday 23rd December Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Thursday 24th December Half Day – 8.30am to 12.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Friday 25th December Closed Closed
Monday 28th December Closed Closed
Tuesday 29th December Opening hours – 9.00am to 5.00pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Wednesday 30th December Opening hours – 9.00am to 5.00pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Thursday 31st December Half Day – 8.30am to 12.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm
Friday 1st January Closed Closed
Monday 4th January Normal business hours – 8.30am to 5.30pm 5.30am to 8.30pm

Normal Business Hours

A reminder that normal business hours are as follow :

Simulator Availability :  Monday to Friday 5:30am to 8:30pm
Support Helpdesk :       Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

Note : All above times stated are for the United Kingdom.

Our normal operating hours have remained unaffected throughout the COVID pandemic and we ask you to continue to use email correspondence where possible to ensure a prompt response to your queries.