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LCH.Clearnet set to clear NYSE BondMatch from 11 July

20 June 2011

From 11 July 2011 LCH.Clearnet SA (LCH.Clearnet) will provide clearing services to NYSE BondMatch, the Multilateral Trading Facility (MTF), owned and operated by NYSE Euronext and built to meet the specifications issued by Cassiopeia Committee in April 2010.

Introducing clearing to the euro-denominated bonds market enables participants to mitigate counterparty risk and benefit from straight-through processing efficiencies and is in line with regulators’ demands to bring more OTC products into clearing.

Christophe Hémon, Chief Executive, LCH.Clearnet SA said: “We wanted to bring all the benefits of clearing to the euro-denominated bond markets by improving transparency, liquidity, post-trade services and reporting. Together with NYSE Euronext we look forward to supporting the future growth of this market.”



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About LCH.Clearnet

LCH.Clearnet Group Limited is the leading independent clearing house group, serving major international exchanges and platforms, as well as a range of OTC markets.  It clears a broad range of asset classes including: securities, exchange traded derivatives, commodities, energy, freight, interest rate swaps, CDS and euro and sterling denominated bonds and repos; and  works closely with market participants and exchanges to identify and develop clearing services for new asset classes.

A clearing house sits in the middle of a trade, assuming the counterparty risk involved when two parties (or members) trade.  When the trade is registered with a clearing house, it becomes the legal counterparty to the trade, ensuring the financial performance; if one of the parties fails, the clearing house steps in.  By assuming the counterparty risk, the clearing house underpins many important financial markets, facilitating trading and increasing confidence within the market.

Initial and variation margin (or collateral) is collected from clearing members; should they fail, this margin is used to fulfill their obligations.  The amount of margin is decided by the clearing house’s highly experienced risk management teams, who assess a member’s positions and market risk on a daily basis.  Both the soundness of the risk management approach and the resilience of its systems have been proven in recent times. LCH.Clearnet is regulated or overseen by the national securities regulator and/or central bank in each jurisdiction from which it operates.