Asia needs regional securities depository within five years

Enough collateral in the system for now – but this will change

Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, SGX

While current levels of G-3 currency collateral are sufficient to meet the requirements of moving over-the-counter derivatives to central clearing, demand for local currency securities will increase, driving the creation of a regional central securities depository in Asia, according to Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, president of the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

Despite industry groups estimating that the combined impact of the move to OTC derivatives central clearing and Basel III's liquidity standards c

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