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Quantile Completes First Optimisation Run with LCH

Quantile Technologies says it has successfully completed its first cleared interest rate initial margin (IM) optimisation run with LCH. The new service bolsters Quantile’s suite of optimisation services, which now includes regular runs for cleared FX and interest rates, together with uncleared SIMM optimisation for FX, interest rates and equities. By offering optimisation for both […]

Capitalab Connects to LCH SwapAgent for Margin Services

Capitalab, a division of BGC Brokers LP, today announced the execution and subsequent compression of its first swaption margin optimisation trades leveraging LCH SwapAgent, a service for the non-cleared derivatives market. As part of Capitalab’s Rates Initial Margin Optimisation service, swaption notional was created between Nomura and Deutsche Bank and processed by LCH SwapAgent. The […]

LCH Clears First SORA Swap

LCH says it has cleared the first swaps to reference the new Singapore benchmark rate, the Singapore Overnight Rate Average (Sora) – Standard Chartered Bank was party to the first trade. Sora is Singapore’s solution for the global push away from Ibors as reference rates and will replace the existing Singapore Overnight Rate (Sor) and […]

AFME Finds Europe’s Markets Performed Well

The Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) today released a report on the “Initial Impact of COVID-19 on European Capital Markets”, which found that markets “continued to play their role in providing liquidity, price formation, timely clearing and settlement procedures, capital allocation and helping investors manage their portfolios”. Stating that FX spot trading rose […]

ForexClear Hits Highs Amidst Raft of LCH Records

LCH’s ForexClear service has unsurprisingly reported a record quarter in Q1 as FX volumes more broadly sky-rocketed. The clearinghouse says the service cleared $5.4 trillion in notional, 25% higher than Q1 2019, of this $41.6$ was client notional, up more than four and a half times the same quarter in 2019. $162.1 billion in deliverable […]

LCH Appoints Japan Head

Clearing house LCH has announced that Yutaka Imanishi has been appointed head of Japan effective immediately. Based in Tokyo, he reports to Kate Birchall, head of Asia Pacific for LCH. Imanishi is responsible for LCH’s business in Japan, including the CCP’s office in Tokyo. LCH is licensed in Japan for offering clearing services for non-Yen […]

In the FICC Of It

The podcast is back for 2020 and Colin Lambert and Galen Stops immediately try to dampen new year’s spirits with a look at what was a pretty poor 2019 for the FX platforms. On a more positive note, Lambert thinks that 2020 could be a breakout year for two services in the FX industry as […]

LCH Reports Record Volumes for 2019

LCH has announced that 2019 was a record year for volumes across multiple asset classes, including FX.  Over $18 trillion in notional value was cleared by ForexClear, LCH’s FX derivatives clearing service, in 2019. This represents a 5% increase from the previous year. Of this total, $60.5 billion was client cleared notional, a sixfold increase […]

Tradition Brokers First AUD/USD Swap Trade on LCH SwapAgent

Tradition has facilitated the first brokered AUD/USD cross-currency swap trade using LCH SwapAgent, a service designed to simplify the processing, margining and settlement of non-cleared derivatives. The AUD/USD trade was executed between Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) and another counterparty on November 20. Nathan Ondyak, global head of LCH SwapAgent, comments: “Since launching in 2017, […]

Is It Time to Change the Credit Model in FX?

In a new video interview with Profit & Loss Rick Schonberg, global head of ForexClear product development at LCH, is unequivocal in expressing his view that the current credit model in the FX industry is due for a change. “The model definitely needs to change,” he says. “What’s interesting is that the BIS numbers —  […]