Top CCPs add $79 billion to liquidity pool in 2018

Liquidity buffers at 10 of the largest central counterparties grew by $79 billion in aggregate in 2018 as the firms loaded up on easy-to-sell securities, expanded credit lines with banks and fattened deposit accounts. 

Risk Quantum analysis shows that six out of the 10 CCPs increased their liquidity resources over the year, with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, LCH’s London-based entity and Ice Clear Europe leading the charge.

The DTCC swelled its total buffer by $57 billion (51%)

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