Eurex boosts liquidity buffers by 8%

Eurex Clearing boosted its liquidity pool by €2 billion ($2.2 billion) in the first quarter – an 8% jump – to the highest level since Q1 2018. 

The central counterparty reported €807 million in secured cash with commercial banks at end-March, up from just €48 million at end-December 2018. Unsecured cash on deposit with commercial banks rose to €12 million, from €8.9 million. The amount of cash stashed at commercial banks is the highest since Q1 2017, when the CCP had €892 million in deposits.

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