Market begs EC for more time to mull euro clearing proposals

Firms given one month to respond on wide-ranging consultation around the relocation of euro swaps

Banks and clearinghouses are calling for more time to respond to a European Commission consultation designed to push derivatives clearing from London to the EU. In a February 8 document, the EC put forward wide-ranging proposals that would shape the ability of banks and a broad sweep of buy-side firms – including government borrowers, pension funds, and other parties – to clear derivatives trades at their chosen central counterparties. Suggestions range from the blunt – including a capital

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