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WFE Focus December 2011
Post trade

CME Clearing to accept offshore Chinese Renminbi as collateral

CME Group will include offshore Chinese Renminbi in the range of instruments to meet performance bond requirements on all exchange futures products cleared through CME Clearing, effective January 2012.

DTCC launches enhanced cost basis reporting service for mutual fund industry

The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation has launched enhancements to its Cost Basis Reporting Service (CBRS) to help customers comply with federal cost basis reporting regulations for mutual fund assets, which take effect in January 2012.

DTCC launches global OTC interest rate trade repository

On 7 December 2011, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation launched its global, OTC interest rates derivatives trade repository. DTCC’s new service will be based in London. This move represents the latest development in DTCC’s drive to bring greater transparency across different OTC derivative asset classes, helping to reduce operational and systemic risk.

Hong Kong Exchanges clearing house and Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation sign MoU

The Hong Kong Securities Clearing, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing, and the Taiwan Depository & Clearing Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding focused on cooperation and exchange of information.

LCH.Clearnet introduces enhancements to SwapClear service

LCH.Clearnet has introduced significant enhancements to its SwapClear service. Following extensive consultation with the buy side and Futures Commission Merchants, SwapClear now accepts a broader range of collateral for initial margin and offers increased connectivity and variable notional swaps. In addition, the platform offers risk-free compression and flexible trade submission and is now directly accessible via TradeWeb and Bloomberg through SwapClear’s ClearLink API in addition to MarkitSERV.

NASDAQ OMX launches multi-asset risk management platform in Europe

NASDAQ OMX launches Genium Risk, a new risk management platform for its Nordic clearing house, NASDAQ OMX Clearing. Genium Risk, a risk system, provides the clearing house with a real-time risk management solution, including new tools for improved risk monitoring and handling of incidents for derivatives clearing. In addition, capital efficient risk models for fixed income and equities will optimize the use of member collaterals.

RTS Standard and FORTS products settled through unified system

On 14 December 2011, futures and options contracts will be settled through the unified settlement technology implemented on FORTS and RTS Standard.

Singapore Exchange introduces clearing of new OTC coal and naphtha swaps

Singapore Exchange’s AsiaClear service will clear more varieties of OTC coal and naphtha swaps from next month.

SIX Securities Services continues internationalization strategy

SIX Securities Services, the SIX Swiss Exchange global post trade services provider, announced the opening of Vietnam, Qatar and Bosnia- Herzegovina as new markets for its customers.

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