May 2021 - Documentation Release Notes

May 2021 Document Release

The May 2021 documentation release, includes updates to some areas of functionality and messaging from a prior release. Full details are provided below.

Updates to previously published functionality or corrections have been identified in orange on relevant pages. Changes to APG sections will be accompanied by a page history comparison per 1.7 Maintenance and Updates. Deletions, code snippets, hyperlinks, images, name changes and major updates to pages or tables are not marked in orange.

Documentation updated:

  • Operational Procedures & Guidelines, including:

    • Section 10 - Corporate action principles;

    • Section 11 - Corporate actions; and

    • Section 12 - Acquisitions and other events.

  • Functionality, including:

    • AMO Security Details Report;

    • DRP/BSP Election and Distribution Advice Notification; and

    • CHESS User Interface Connectivity.

  • Known Issues & Limitations, related to CDE Code Drop 9.5 (mFund Release).

A full archive of content prior to the May 2021 Documentation Release is available here for reference.

Operational Procedures & Guidelines

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Operational Procedures & Guidelines

Content Pages (Update)

Updated APG section version to reflect the May 2021 Documentation Release.

Section 10 - Corporate action principles (Update)

  1. Updated Section 10.3 - Security Code Changes to replace the lifecycle with a new Process Flow.

  2. Updated Section 10.3.2 - Security Code Changes - Class Mergers to clarify updates to holdings.

  3. Updated Step 1 of the Procedure in Section 10.3.3 - Processing a Security Code Change or Class Merger to include an information box covering Diary Adjustment functionality.

Additional details of this change are available here.

Section 11 - Corporate actions (Update)

Minor update to the “Payment / Issue Date” column of the Dividend and Interest Payment Lifecycle (Process Flow) to re-align the arrow between “Allot new securities to eligible security holders” and “Holding Adjustment(s)”.

Additional details of this change are available here.

Section 12 - Acquisitions and other events (Update)

  1. Updated the following sections to replace the lifecycles with new Process Flows:

    • Section 12.3 - Off-Market Takeover - Overview;

    • Section 12.5.2 - Off-Market Equal Access Buy-Back; and

    • Section 12.6 - Scheme of Arrangement - Overview.

  2. Updated the Terminology table in Section 12.1 - Introduction to include “Buy-back subposition (for buy-backs)” in the “Sub-position” row.

  3. Updated the Procedure in Section 12.5.3 - Equal Access Buy-Back through CHESS to include Step 9: “CHESS releases any remaining related buy-back subpositions, if any still exist, through the Bid Finalisation, Lapse and Withdrawal Process”.

Additional details of this change are available here.

Functional Specifications

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AMO Overview

AMO Security Details Report (NEW)

NEW Functional Specification detailing the AMO Security Details FTP Report.

DRP/BSP Election and Distribution Advice Notification

Controlling Participant Initiated DRP/BSP Election Process (Update)

  1. Updated the Option Number guidelines in the applicable Business Values and Rules tables to only state “Unsolicited (UNSO) must be populated” / “Unsolicited (UNSO) will be present”.

  2. Updated to align the Security Code guidelines:

    1. on input, a Security Code, an ISIN or both elements may be populated and on output, both Security Code and ISIN will always be present.

DRP/BSP Election Enquiry Process (Update)

Distribution Advice Notification Process (Update)

Controlling Participant Initiated DRP/BSP Election Cancellation Process (Update)

  1. Updated the Account (HIN) guideline in the Corporate Action Election Cancellation - Controlling Participant Business Value and Rules table from stating “the securities entitled to the DRP/BSP election” to stating “the securities the subject of the DRP/BSP election”.

  2. Updated the Option Number guidelines in the applicable Business Values and Rules tables to only state “Unsolicited (UNSO) must be populated” / “Unsolicited (UNSO) will be present”.

  3. Updated to align the Security Code guidelines:

    1. on input, a Security Code, an ISIN or both elements may be populated and on output, both Security Code and ISIN will always be present.

Issuer (Registry) Initiated DRP/BSP Election Cancellation Process (Update)

  1. Updated to remove the previous Step 3: “The CSP archives the pending DRP/BSP Election”. This step is no longer applicable.

  2. Updated the new Step 3 content to remove “advising that the DRP/BSP Election has been cancelled”.

  3. Updated the Account (HIN) guideline in the Corporate Action Election Cancellation - Issuer (Registry) from stating “the securities entitled to the DRP/BSP election” to stating “the securities the subject of the DRP/BSP election”.

  4. Updated the Option Number guidelines in the applicable Business Values and Rules tables to only state “Unsolicited (UNSO) must be populated” / “Unsolicited (UNSO) will be present”.

  5. Updated to align the Security Code guidelines:

    1. on input, a Security Code, an ISIN or both elements may be populated and on output, both Security Code and ISIN will always be present.

Holding Administration Lock

Holding Administration Locking and Unlocking Process (Update)

Updated the Credit/Debit Indicator guideline in the applicable Business Values and Rules table to state that it is indicative of an increase or decrease in subposition balance.

Connectivity

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CHESS User Interface Connectivity

CHESS UI - Account and Holder View and Query (Update)

Updated to include content covering historical holding movement functionality.

CHESS User Interface Overview (Update)

Updated to reflect the release of the historical holding movement content in CHESS UI - Account and Holder View and Query.

CHESS UI - Common Functionality Overview (Update)

Ledger API Integration

Contracts Overview (Update)

Updated to include missing content regarding the Master Ingress Contract overview. Information included in this section was previously only present in the Connectivity FAQs.

Testing

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Testing

Known Issues & Limitations (Update)

Updated the following:

  • Added to the Defects table “No Corporate Action Election Status Advice (evnt_743) returned to the Offeror following housekeeping of pending Bid Elections after Bid Finalisation”.

  • [02/06] Added to the Observed Behaviours table “CSP returns a duplicate Business Message Identifier (BizMsgIdr) on Transaction Acknowledgement Advice (comm_809) and End of Report (rptg_607) egress messages“.

What’s New

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What's New

18 May 2021 - Forward Release Plan Updates and General Documentation Updates (NEW)

  1. Updates to the Forward Release Plan to reflect changes following feedback from consultation on netting and settlement workflow.

  2. A new observed behaviour has been identified and the Known Issues & Limitations list has been updated.

  3. General technical documentation updates.

4 May 2021 - Takeover and Buy-backs (Bid Offers) Functional Specification Updates (NEW)

Message Collections were previously updated to correspond to CDE Drop 9.5 (mFund Release). Takeover and Buy-backs (Bid Offers) functional specifications that referred to the CDE Drop 9 version of the messages have been adjusted to reflect these changes.