BlueCrest seeks direct membership at LCH’s SwapClear

Investment firm to make leap away from clearing broker reliance

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Plug and play: BlueCrest may become first buy-side direct clearer
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BlueCrest Capital Management plans to become a direct member of LCH’s interest rate swap clearing house SwapClear, according to sources. The firm would be SwapClear's first buy-side member, but 98th member in total.

The now-private investment firm, which switched to a family office model three years ago, is understood to have completed preparations to move away from clearing its positions at LCH via a clearing broker. 

BlueCrest did not respond to a request for comment and a spokesperson for

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