Langen report: clearing rules will only apply to new trades

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Derivatives dealers appear to have avoided a requirement to back-load outstanding trades into central counterparties (CCPs) – an idea that panicked the industry after it was proposed by influential European Parliament member Werner Langen at a meeting of the parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs committee (Econ) on February 1.

Banks argued the move would compel them to revalue large swaths of their portfolios and create a vast, unforeseen cost for clients by suddenly requiring them to start

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