LCH.Clearnet considering repo lines to pension funds

CCP talking to pension funds about becoming direct repo counterparty


LCH.Clearnet is working on plans to offer repo lines to pension funds, as a way to help them source cash collateral to post on cleared derivatives trades.

The plans are the most recent step by a central counterparty (CCP) towards helping pension funds and other buy-side firms meet heightened collateral demands under the incoming European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir), but raise concerns about the CCP taking on additional risk.

LCH is "offering to have direct repo lines with the CCP for

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