LCH turns to central banks in rejig of liquidity pools

Central bank balances hit all-time high at London and Paris subsidiaries, despite aggregate fall in liquidity buffer in Q4

LCH Ltd and LCH SA have reshuffled the composition of their respective liquidity pools, pouring in more resources in the form of central bank balances than ever before.

The London-based central counterparty (CCP) added €12.3 billion ($13.6 billion) in central bank deposits in the last quarter of 2021, to reach an all-time high of €33.9 billion.

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