EU Guides CCPs On Clearing Exchange-Traded Derivatives

Law360, London (June 11, 2020, 5:20 PM BST) -- Europe's markets watchdog on Thursday issued guidance aimed at helping central counterparties and trading venues assess whether exchange-traded derivatives can have access to their clearing services, given the potential risks caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The European Securities and Markets Authority published advice for CCPs, trading venues and national regulators to implement so-called open access request rules for derivatives that are trading on an exchange.

The rules — which form part of the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation, or MiFIR — require CCPs to clear financial instruments without discrimination and regardless of the venue where the transaction will be executed. The...

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