JP Morgan warns on swaps clearing

Bank says client clearing returns are "incompatible" with current capital rules

JP Morgan: clearing does not pay

Client clearing for over-the-counter derivatives is uneconomic under current capital requirements and the revenue generated by the business will have to increase "to a multiple of its current level" if banks are to stay in the game, JP Morgan has warned.

In its investor day presentation on February 24, the US bank said "current market economics are incompatible with capital rules in their current form for many of the leading clearing providers".

The comments came as JP Morgan revealed it will

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