Small banks, big needs
Clearing houses need flexibility to determine correct course of action, says head of risk at Eurex Clearing
Equivalence and substituted compliance issues must be resolved quickly, or financial markets will be affected, says Kono at Japanese FSA
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Banks will have a six-month grace period before they must finally start clearing by July 2014
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Clearing – and present danger
Single bank default could affect multiple CCPs, leading to crippling default contribution for existing members and a chain of bank failures
Initial margin requirements could increase liquidity strain on firms in smaller markets
Planned one-basis-point charge will be levied multiple times in cleared trades – and could “kill the market”
The large number of trade repositories planned globally will reduce the quality of data, panellists warn
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