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UK clearing house LCH has announced it achieved record volumes for 2018 across its equities, fixed income, and OTC derivatives clearing operations.
The organisation recorded year-on-year increases across its clearing activities, citing the twin drivers of new product roll-outs and the growth of client clearing.
LCH’s interest rate derivatives clearing service, SwapClear, processed in excess of $1,077 in trillion in notional – an increase of 23% on 2017 – marking the first time the service cleared over $1 quadrillion annually, while also compressing over $773 trillion.
London’s LCH has applied for equivalence with Europe’s regulatory watchdog to carry on doing business in the continent in a no-deal Brexit situation, while also applying to the Bank of England as an overseas derivative clearer.
The application follows the recent decision by the European Commission to grant a 12-month equivalence pass to non-EU clearing houses in the case of a “no-deal” Brexit.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has begun its review of UK clearing houses and central securities depositories (CSDs) to approve their equivalence applications.
The Singapore Exchange (SGX) has gone live with a new post-trade platform provided by the London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) technology arm.
LSEG Technology recently implemented a new settlement and central securities depository (CSD) on the SGX, building on a centralised post-trade clearing solution already provided to the exchange.
The new functionality will enable the SGX to align to global market practices, messaging standardisation, and the introduction of a T+2 settlement cycle for the Singapore market.
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