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 […]
Bank of China (UK) Limited, the firm’s UK entity, has joined LCH’s SwapClear service as its first clearing member from a Chinese banking group thus gaining access to clearing of interest rate derivatives. The bank will also act as a clearing broker, offering clearing services to its client base. In 2015, Bank of China became […]
TriOptima, a provider of multilateral compression services for OTC markets, set a new record for its triReduce portfolio compression service in 2018, having compressed $250 trillion gross notional value of trades at LCH SwapClear.The firm says this record, which represents an annual increase of 31% in terms of notional value, was driven by a combination of increased participation of both dealers and their clients, increased trade submission to triReduce cycles and a wider adoption of the Trade Revision methodology, which improves compression efficiency by up to 50% by allowing a wider range of trade economics to be changed.“We are proud that another record compression year continues to help the industry achieve important capital and operational cost reductions,” says Peter Weibel, co-CEO at TriOptima.
Clearing house LCH has announced record volumes across multiple clearing services in 2017, with FX leading the way by registering the greatest pace of growth across established products.
The firm says its equities, fixed income, and OTC derivatives clearing services all surpassed previous years’ clearing activity, with growth driven by the roll-out of new products, effects of regulatory change and the onboarding of new customers across the world.
LCH’s FX derivatives clearing service, ForexClear, delivered very strong growth in 2017.
LCH has introduced a new type of client account within its SwapClear service.
The account allows buy side clients to deliver collateral directly to the clearing house and to retain beneficial title to it. Segregation at an International Central Securities Depository (ICSD) ensures that such securities collateral remains client-specific.
This aims to increase operational efficiency and also eliminates the transit risk arising where a client delivers collateral to the clearing house via its clearing member.
JP Morgan is the first clearing member, and Aviva Investors is the first buy side client, to use this new account type. BNP Paribas and HSBC have also confirmed their readiness to support the new account structure.