In euro swaps tug of war, EC considers Eurex trading quota

European Commission may force firms to channel minimum amount of swaps activity to EU clearing house

Eurex is part of Deutsche Börse, the German exchange operator

The European Commission (EC) is considering a requirement for banks and buy-side firms to clear a fixed portion of their euro interest rate swap trades at clearing houses based in the European Union, according to three sources with knowledge of the matter.

The so-called actively managed account requirement is the focus of recent lobbying in Brussels, understands, and marks the latest development in the EU’s longstanding attempt to push more euro swap clearing activity to Frankfurt

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