Shanghai to be first CCP to clear forex options

New service to debut in August, but liquidity risk has stalled other CCPs

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Foreign exchange options clearing is coming to Shanghai

The Shanghai Clearing House (SCH) is set to be the first central counterparty (CCP) globally to clear foreign exchange options when its renminbi/US dollar service goes live on August 1.

Both CME and LCH currently offer clearing for non-deliverable forwards in a range of currency pairs, but do not clear forex options because the business involves significant liquidity risk. No regulator has yet mandated the clearing of forex options for the same reason. It is not clear how SCH will manage the ris

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