Contingent capital solutions mooted for CCPs


With clearing house volumes set to increase dramatically this year, some market participants are betting there will be demand for additional pools of capital to back them – and one firm is already touting a contingent structure that would enable a central counterparty (CCP) to call for extra equity capital from a group of investors at its own discretion. "We are offering a contract that will allow a CCP to call upon a pre-agreed amount of liquidity from our investors – in cash, se