UBS gears up for another tilt at clearing

Swiss bank makes senior hires and upgrades tech platform ahead of Brexit and leverage offset

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UBS has moved to dramatically step up its presence in client clearing with new hires and a sizeable investment in its tech platform, as European dealers jostle to compete in a sector long dominated by US megabanks.

Despite scaling back its clearing business several years ago, several factors are understood to have prompted the Swiss lender to scale up once again: forthcoming tweaks to capital rules that make the treatment of client margin more favourable; a push towards greater use of clearing

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