CCPs mull equity swaps clearing solutions

Progress slowed by lack of standardisation and fear of triggering regulatory mandate

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Equity swaps clearing remains a challenge

Clearing houses in the US and Europe are exploring the possibility of clearing a broader range of equity swaps products, has learned, amid moves by dealers in the over-the-counter equity derivatives market to reduce the balance sheet impact of capital-intensive trades.

"We're being asked to participate in a lot of brainstorming sessions that look at introducing clearing to different securities financing plays – with total return swaps (TRSs) being one of those – so that these new

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