No easy fix for CCP investment loss issue, banks fear

BoE says 'some logic' in members sharing CCP investment returns and risk

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The Bank of England

Proposals designed to ease clearing member concerns about their exposure to clearing house investment losses are unworkable, according to market participants.

Recent rule changes at UK-based central counterparties (CCPs) LCH.Clearnet and Ice Clear Europe – a result of new UK laws – require clearing members to bear the brunt of investment losses once the capital a clearing house has allocated to these losses has been depleted. At LCH.Clearnet, this buffer amounts to €15 million.

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