Buy-side firms urged to avoid stampede to CCPs

Panel participants encourage buy-side firms to engage with CCPs early to avoid a last-minute rush

At risk of getting trampled

Buy-side firms should begin testing over-the-counter derivatives clearing services as early as possible to avoid getting trampled in a last-minute stampede, according to senior industry participants at a recent webinar hosted by Risk in New York.

Under the Dodd-Frank Act, standardised OTC derivatives will be required to be traded on swap execution facilities and cleared through central counterparties (CCPs). Regulators are going through a lengthy process of rule-making to implement the changes

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