Questions remain over US CCP liquidity rules

CME has been waiting seven months for its liquidity plans to be approved

CME headquarters

Recent rulemakings from US markets regulators have eased fears that central counterparties (CCPs) would be prevented from counting US Treasury collateral towards their liquidity reserves, but the issue may not have been completely settled, with the Federal Reserve said to have continuing concerns that it could be impossible under some circumstances to immediately liquidate large amounts of securities. CME Group has been waiting since December for both groups of regulators to approve its amend