CCP stress tests could help buy side pick winners

BlackRock exec calls for standardised test before European clearing starts

Blackrock Building London
BlackRock: backing standardised stress tests

Making comparisons between clearing houses is "incredibly difficult", and standardised stress testing should be enforced to help asset managers make an educated choice in the run-up to mandatory clearing in Europe, according to Stuart Anderson, director of electronic and market structure at BlackRock.

Regulators are considering standard stress tests for central counterparties (CCPs) in order to establish a common measure of robustness, but most clearers object to the idea of a one-size-fits-all

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