CFTC’s Stump: new talks needed on offshore client clearing

Libor demise should spur rethink on US customer access to foreign clearing providers, says commissioner

CFTC
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A senior regulator has called for fresh talks on allowing US customers to clear swaps at foreign clearing houses that are currently accessible only to US dealers.

Dawn Stump, a member of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said she would push fellow commissioners to consider a proposal to remove restrictions on swap clearing by US clients at utilities such as the Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (JSCC).

Stump argued there was a pressing need for a review of the rules on foreign

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