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CME Group Releases White Paper: “Clearing - Balancing CCP and Member Contributions with Exposures”

CHICAGO, January 20, 2015 – CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today published a white paper detailing the company's position on a variety of issues facing central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs) in today's financial markets, particularly the question of how much "skin in the game" clearing houses should contribute to a market's financial safeguards.

The paper, "Clearing – Balancing CCP and Member Contributions with Exposures," is available online at http://www.cmegroup.com/skininthegame

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Eurex Clearing White Paper "How CCP's Strengthen the Safety and Integrity of Financial Markets"

Author Name: Thomas Book, CEO Eurex Clearing

The lessons from the past and the conclusions for the future 

Eurex Clearing recently published its White Paper on the functioning of CCPs and their contribution to reduce systemic risk, given the ongoing discussions on the role of Financial Market Infrastructure as the new regulatory regime takes hold. The main purpose of the paper was to analyse how CCPs serve their markets and the positive impact they have on user's risk management. Of particular interest was the question surrounding CCP market structure resilience for extreme market scenarios, and how CCPs, their members, and regulatory stakeholders will ensure that even in circumstances which overwhelm the existing levels of collateralization, a CCP enables either the recovery or resolution in an orderly manner.

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