Pimco criticises LCH over SOFR plan

Senior official calls on CCP to follow CME and use SOFR for margin interest and discounting immediately

William de Leon of Pimco
William De Leon, Pimco: “Important that LCH uses SOFR and not Fed funds”

A senior Pimco official has criticised LCH’s decision to stick with Fed funds as the discount and margin interest rate for secured overnight financing rate (SOFR) swaps in the short term, claiming it will create a “bastard contract” that will generate more problems for legacy products.

Speaking at a Market Risk Advisory Committee meeting at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission on June 12, William De Leon, global head of portfolio risk management at Pimco, urged LCH to follow the same model

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