Asia dealers review CCP risk management approaches

As CCPs in the region gear up for clearing, banks need to make a critical decision about whether to join up. Which clearing house is currently on top?


Bank risk teams have been embarking on a whirlwind tour of Asian markets from Sydney to Tokyo to Delhi to conduct due diligence on Asia's seven clearing houses that are open for business.

"We have an internal team that looks at each central counterparty (CCP) membership that we have in place and for the new ones – they visit each CCP and examine the structure before we consider becoming a member," says Andrew Baker, head of derivative clearing sales Asia at HSBC in Hong Kong.

While the Asia

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