Despite hurdles, clearers map out forex ambitions

Clearing a way for forex


Foreign exchange dealers breathed a sigh of relief in April, when the US Treasury proposed to exempt foreign exchange swaps and forwards from the mandatory clearing requirement of the Dodd-Frank Act. Clearing houses might not have been quite as happy – according to the most recent Bank for International Settlements survey, the exempted instruments rack up average daily turnover of $2.3 billion, making them a potential money-spinner.

A similar exemption may follow in the European Union (EU)

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Stemming the tide of rising FX settlement risk

As the trading of emerging markets currencies gathers pace and broader uncertainty sweeps across financial markets, CLS is exploring alternative services designed to mitigate settlement risk for the FX market

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