Eurex to offer full segregation in March launch of OTC clearing

Eurex Clearing plans to be the first OTC clearer to offer full segregation of collateral when it launches in March - demand has risen since MF Global collapse

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Eurex Clearing, the central counterparty (CCP) belonging to Frankfurt-headquartered Deutsche Börse, will launch over-the-counter interest rate swap clearing for both dealers and clients at the end of March. The clearing house will be the first to offer full physical segregation, meaning client collateral is held in individual accounts, separately from the CCP member firms that handle those assets – which Eurex hopes will be an advantage in the post-MF Global environment (Risk December 2011, page

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