EU rules delay sparks fears over indirect clearing

CCP members must offer new arrangements for exchange-traded derivatives in January 2018

Regulatory technical standards are still to be finalised, and clock is ticking

Clearing members are calling on the European Commission to expedite final rules on indirect clearing for exchange-traded derivatives (ETDs) – in which clients of a clearing member take on clients of their own – or face the risk that compliance in time for a January 2018 deadline will be impossible.

Under the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (Mifir), which takes effect at the start of next year, indirect clearing for ETDs is only permissible if the clients at the end of the clearing

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