Eurex boosts liquidity buffer by 26%

Increase largely driven by the growth of the CCP’s IRS business

Eurex Clearing boosted its liquidity pool by €7.5 billion ($8.1 billion) in the last quarter of 2021 to the highest level since Q2 2020. The central counterparty (CCP) reported €35.8 billion on aggregate at end-December, up more than 26% quarter on quarter.

The bulk of the CCP’s liquid resources are in central bank balances, which rose from €26.3 billion to €33.6 billion over the period. Secured cash at commercial banks increased by €122 million to €823 million, unsecured credit lines rose by

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