Trading Non-Financial Instruments at EEX

When MiFID II became effective on 3rd January 2018, EEX transferred its Non-MTF offering for non-financial instruments into Organised Trading Facilities (OTFs). Within the transition, all Non-MTF products became OTF products.

The OTF markets enable participants who wish to fulfil their positions physically to trade without fulfilling requirements that had originally been designed for financial markets.

EEX lists financial as well as non-financial instruments on the OTF markets. Products on the OTF which "can be physically settled" are classified as financial instruments while products which "must be physically settled" are classified as non-financial instruments according to MiFID II, the latter being exempt from certain obligations of MiFID II and other financial regulation.

Advantages of trading OTF products at EEX

  • Products on the OTF which "must be physically settled" are classified as non-financial instruments according to MiFID II, the latter being exempt from certain obligations of MiFID II and other financial regulation.
  • High standards of transparency and supervision
  • OTF trading venues expand the scope of service.