Unlevel playing field for CCP members concerns banks

Under the bar, over the top?


The pace at which new regulations are flying out of the door on both sides of the Atlantic has long worried bankers, who argue certain requirements may not have been fully thought through and may lead to unintended consequences. The rules around central counterparties (CCPs) are a case in point, reckon some observers.

On the one hand, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is pushing for wider membership of clearing houses by proposing a cap on minimum capital requirements demanded by

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