Firms face heightened op risk while implementing US CCP rules

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The introduction of new rules on clearing for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives has caused many to sit up and take notice. The Dodd-Frank Act’s Title VIII, also known as the Payment, Clearing and Supervision Act of 2010, has been designed specifically to mitigate systemic risk in the financial system and promote greater stability within the global financial markets.

The specifics of Title VIII are a little tortuous to navigate. In essence, this part of the 1,500-page Dodd-Frank Act gives the US

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