Eurex and LCH.Clearnet seek OK for inflation swaps

CCPs hope to roll out inflation swap clearing early in 2015, but some dealers worry a mandate will follow

The Bank of England
Bank of England – PRA is vetting inflation swap clearing

A new front is set to open in the swaps clearing battle between LCH.Clearnet and Eurex, with both central counterparties (CCPs) on track to launch clearing for inflation swaps early next year, pending regulatory approval. That will come as a relief to market participants that are already struggling with the increased capital and funding burdens the product attracts, and that would face extra margin costs if interest rate swaps were subject to a clearing mandate while often-offsetting inflation

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