The evolving use of swaps by pension schemes

The end of the Emir mandatory swaps clearing exemption for pension scheme arrangements (PSAs) is approaching. Susi de Verdelon, global head of LCH SwapClear, discusses the significance of the upcoming change for PSAs, and the implications for their…

US dollar Libor transition: the role of CCPs in conversion

As the transition from Libor to alternative risk-free rates approaches a new milestone, Philip Whitehurst, head of service development, rates at LCH SwapClear, discusses the central counterparty's (CCP's)​​​​​​​ plans for US dollar Libor conversion, the…

Addressing SA-CCR capital challenges with FX clearing

Since the implementation of the standardised approach to counterparty credit risk (SA-CCR) in June 2021, the foreign exchange industry has struggled to cope with the sharp increases in capital requirements for FX products. James Shanahan, director,…

UMR and the growth of client clearing

Following the implementation of phase six of the uncleared margin rules (UMR) this September, buy-side firms in-scope are carefully considering how to allocate capital and collateral more efficiently. Uchenna Uduji, ForexClear business manager, discusses…

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