Top CCPs’ liquidity pools hardly grow in Q1

Ten of the world’s largest clearing houses added $7 billion (1.3%) to their liquidity buffers in aggregate in the first quarter of the year.

Risk Quantum analysis shows that total cash, collateral and credit held by the leading central counterparties hit $548.4 billion in Q1 2019, up from $541.4 billion in Q4 2018 and $487.6 billion the same quarter a year ago.

Quarter-on-quarter, the CCPs grew their secured cash piles with commercial banks by 15% to $82.2 billion, increased holdings of

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