Market ready if CFTC mandates Aussie IRS clearing

Australian market players convinced US regulators are poised to expand their clearing mandate to include Australian dollar interest rate swaps


A potential move by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to extend its clearing mandate to include Australian dollar interest rate swaps (IRS) would have little practical impact on the market given the amount of these instruments which are already centrally cleared, according to Marcus Robinson, Australia country head for LCH.Clearnet.

Australia recently announced an extension of its domestic clearing mandate beyond the original proposals for just G-4 currencies – dollar, euro

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