CCPs must get familiar with the C-factor

The new approach for calculating clearing houses’ default funds set out by the Basel Committee for Banking Supervision means that CCPs must familiarise themselves with the C-factor, writes Isda's Cindy Leiw

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The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) published an interim framework for capital requirements for bank exposures to central counterparties (BCBS 227) in July 2012. Under BCBS 227, a central counterparty (CCP) is classed as a qualifying CCP (QCCP) when certain conditions are met.

Firstly, BCBS 227 requires that the CCP is based and prudentially supervised in a jurisdiction that has adopted the principles for financial market infrastructures developed by the Committee on Payment and

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