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LCH.Clearnet Limited Circular No 3392

Service Circular No:SwapClear Circular No 109
Date:9 December 2013
To:All LCH.Clearnet Ltd Members

Backloading of SwapClear Transactions - Ltd

LCH.Clearnet Limited currently treats Backloaded Trades in the same manner as any other new SwapClear Transaction. With effect from 9 December 2013, LCH.Clearnet Limited will commence Backload Registration Cycles for the registration and clearing of Backloaded Trades. Under the revised model, Backloaded Trades that are presented to the Clearing House for clearing will be ‘parked’ until the next Backload Registration Cycle.

A Backloaded Trade is a SwapClear Transaction that has a trade date of greater than ten calendar days prior to the date of presentation for clearing.

Backload Registration Cycles will normally be carried out at or around 15:00 (London time) on each day that the SwapClear service is open. However, in addition Backload Registration Cycles will not be carried out on the following dates:

The Clearing House reserves the right not to carry out a Backload Registration Cycle in the event of market instability or where it otherwise determines that it is prudent not to do so.

The clearing of Backloaded Trades is governed by section 2C.3.6 of the SwapClear Procedures and section 2A.3.5.2 of the FCM Procedures.

Until further notice and in connection with a Backload Registration Cycle:

(i) the Individual Backload Value Threshold shall be $100 million (or equivalent); and
(ii) the Aggregate Backload Margin Threshold shall be $500 million (or equivalent).

Where a SwapClear Clearing Member determines that the registration of Backloaded Trade(s) in a Backload Registration Cycle will lead to a margin call in excess of the Individual Backload Value Threshold it is required to notify the Clearing House. Such notification must be in the form of the template available on the LCH.Clearnet secure website:


The template is available in the following folder:


Terms used in this circular and not defined herein shall have the meaning assigned in the Clearing House Rulebook or FCM Rulebook, as applicable. References to SwapClear Clearing Member in this circular also include FCM Clearing Members.

Further information

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