IM at three LCH clearing units rose in Q2

Increase in clearing volumes pushed collateral up at EquityClear, RepoClear and SwapClear

Initial margin demanded by LCH’s London-based central counterparty rose at three of its four clearing funds in the second quarter.

Total required IM – across all house and client accounts – increased at EquityClear, RepoClear and SwapClear, while it fell at ForexClear.



IM at RepoClear – the clearing fund for fixed income contracts – rose more than 11% to £10.6 billion ($12.1 billion). This was the largest quarterly jump percentage-wise across the four funds, with members being asked

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