ICE members split over new client clearing model – Risk.net
An interesting story with two halves on an EMIR segregation model from ICE:
The approach – dubbed sponsored principal – allows buy-side firms to face the clearing house directly. The client would make initial and variation margin payments to Ice, rather than using a member firm as an intermediary, and would no longer be exposed to the collapse of that member. A sponsoring clearing member would still contribute to the default fund of the central counterparty (CCP) on the client's behalf, and would be able to monitor the customer's collateral position.
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