Top 10 CCPs add $5.4 billion to liquidity pools in Q2

Ten of the world’s largest clearing houses added $5.4 billion (0.8%) to their liquidity buffers over the second quarter of the year, mostly in the form of cash secured with commercial banks and highly marketable collateral.

Total liquid resources – the pile of assets CCPs hold to cover member cash shortfalls or defaults – stood at $659 billion at end-June, up from $654 billion the previous quarter, and $499 billion the same quarter a year ago.

The aggregate growth over Q2 was driven largely by

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