Top CCPs invest little clearing member cash in securities

Only five of the 10 top central counterparties (CCPs) assessed by Risk Quantum invest cash received from their clearing members into securities. Of these, three downsized their portfolios over the 12 months to end-September.

LCH Ltd, LCH SA, Ice Clear Europe, Ice Clear US and the futures and options unit of CME all disclosed that some amount of cash received as initial margin or default fund contribution from their members was invested as of Q3. LCH Ltd had the largest share of received cash

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