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Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 as regards the clearing obligation, the suspension of the clearing obligation, the reporting requirements, the risk-mitigation techniques for OTC derivatives contracts not cleared by a central counterparty, the registration and supervision of trade repositories and the requirements for trade repositories

Proposal for a regulation on a framework for the recovery and resolution of central counterparties

Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories

CSD Regulation

Settlement across borders presents higher risks and costs for investors within one country. To harmonise rules in this area the EU has adopted a regulation on CSDs (CSDR).

The main objective of the regulation is to increase the safety and efficiency of securities settlement and settlement infrastructures in the EU.


Securities financing transactions (SFTs) allow investors and firms to use assets, such as the shares or bonds they own, to secure funding for their activities.

Regulation on transparency of securities financing transactions 





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Clearing and Settlement - 201926 articles out of 26.

Clearing and Settlement - 201844 articles out of 44.

Clearing and Settlement - 201762 articles out of 62.

Clearing and Settlement - 201654 articles out of 54.

Clearing and Settlement - 201578 articles out of 78.

Clearing and Settlement - 2014102 articles out of 102.

2013 Clearing and Settlement
2013-12-20 IOSCO: Response from Commissioner Barnier on the regulation of Asia Pacific CCPS under EMIR
2013-12-20 ESMA clarifies reporting of on-exchange derivatives under EMIR
2013-12-19 EBA publishes final draft ITS on the Reporting of the Hypothetical Capital of a Central Counterparty
2013-12-18 Lithuanian Presidency reaches political agreement on the Regulation on central securities depositories
2013-12-16 Reuters: LCH.Clearnet expands CDS clearing service
2013-12-12 FCA/Wheatley: Looking ahead to 2014
2013-12-09 FN: EU equities clearing primed for 2014 transformation
2013-12-09 FN: Rival models of swap futures evolve in Europe
2013-12-03 FT: Asia regulators attack EU over clearing house standards
2013-12-03 IMF publishes Financial Sector Assessment Programme documentation—Detailed assessment of observance of the CPSS-IOSCO Principles for FMI
2013-11-28 Liquidity support for CCPs is a last-resort option, says Carney
2013-11-21 Reuters: EU watchdog pushes for clearing house resolution plans
2013-11-21 Fed/Powell: OTC market infrastructure reform - Opportunities and challenges
2013-11-18 ESMA finalises clearing and risk mitigation obligations for non-EU OTC derivatives
2013-11-15 CFTC issues final rules for derivatives clearing organisations to align with international standards
2013-11-12 FX market faces challenges to meet EMIR start date for trade reporting
2013-11-08 IFR: Derivatives rulemaking in Europe
2013-11-08 CPSS-IOSCO publish responses to consultation on recovery of FMIs: AIMA/MFA, EBA Clearing, Eurex Clearing, EACH
2013-11-07 ESMA approves registrations of first six TRs under EMIR
2013-11-04 BoE calls for greater transparency on CCP margin modelling
2013-10-27 FN: Debate on living wills for clearers kicks off
2013-10-23 CCP frontloading - The pricing nightmare
2013-10-21 OFT clears EMCF and EuroCCP to combine
2013-10-15 Responses to the CPSS-IOSCO consultative report 'Recovery of financial market infrastructures': EACB, EBF, ESBG, IIF, ISDA, TCH
2013-10-15 CPSS/IOSCO: Public quantitative disclosure standards for central counterparties - Consultative report
2013-10-11 Banking Technology: BATS Chi-X Europe will bring down the cost of European ETFs
2013-10-03 ESMA publishes guidelines on written agreements between members of CCP colleges
2013-10-03 ESMA publishes 2014 Work Programme
2013-10-02 Insurance Europe: Concern over EMIR central clearing exemption delays
2013-09-28 Reuters: EU watchdog wants to charge foreign clearing houses
2013-09-25 Central securities depositories: Council sets out its position
2013-09-24 Indirect clearing model needs work - ECB's Russo
2013-09-23 FN: Clearing contagion risk 'ignored' by regulators
2013-09-20 Acting as a clearing member will be uneconomical – ISDA panel
2013-09-16 FN: 'Vital' EU rule boosts T2S
2013-09-13 SMSG Advice to ESMA on Discussion Paper – The Clearing Obligation under EMIR
2013-08-19 FN: Clearing house failure could imperil buyside assets
2013-08-08 ISDA: CCP loss allocation at the end of the waterfall
2013-07-19 ISDA publishes 2013 EMIR Portfolio Reconciliation, Dispute Resolution and Disclosure Protocol and Reporting Guidance Note
2013-07-15 ECB publishes study comparing collateral eligibility requirements
2013-07-11 European Commission and the CFTC reach a common Path Forward on derivatives
2013-07-08 FT: CME chief defends clearing houses’ growing role
2013-07-07 FT: Banks warn of risk at clearing houses
2013-06-28 LCH expands OIS to 30 years
2013-06-16 CFTC/Gensler: "International Swaps Market Reform - Promoting transparency and lowering risk"
2013-06-13 EACH urges regulators to exempt CCPs bail-in provisions of BRR framework proposal
2013-06-11 WSJ: EU, clearing houses spar over rules
2013-06-10 BoE Quarterly Bulletin: Central counterparties - What are they, why do they matter and how does the Bank supervise them?
2013-06-05 LME Clear and LCH.Clearnet agree migration date for LME clearing services
2013-06-04 CFTC Division of Clearing & Risk provides no-action relief from clearing requirement for swaps entered into by eligible treasury affiliates
2013-05-21 Sveriges Riksbank: Swedish financial markets are functioning well despite continued uncertainty in euro area
2013-05-16 FT: EU securities settlement rules move closer to agreement
2013-05-14 ECB: Optimal CSD reshaping towards T2S
2013-04-29 Clearing chaos - US OTC industry braces for June deadline
2013-04-26 Bundesbank: Restructuring counterparty credit risk
2013-04-04 IPE: ESMA offers clarification on role of central securities depositories
2013-04-02 ISDA publishes 'Risk sensitive capital treatment for clearing member exposure to CCP default funds'
2013-03-31 FT: LSE says openness is key to Clearnet
2013-03-28 IntercontinentalExchange to establish ICE Trade Vault Europe as trade repository for European swaps and futures data
2013-03-21 AMF highlights entry into force of certain provisions of the "EMIR" regulation with effect from 15.3.2013
2013-03-15 IPE: EMIR rules will catch many pension funds off guard
2013-03-14 EMCF and EuroCCP combine strengths to create new competitive force in pan-European cash equities clearing
2013-03-12 ESMA publishes practical guidance for the recognition of Third Country CCPs by ESMA
2013-03-10 FT: US and Europe launch derivatives reform
2013-02-25 IPE: Pension funds doubt EMIR will reduce derivatives risk
2013-02-11 ISDA: Preparation for mandatory clearing requirements
2013-02-08 IPE: CCPs, asset managers oppose rehypothecation of securities
2013-02-05 FT: Crunch feared if collateral rules enforced
2013-01-31 ISDA response to ESMA's Guidelines for establishing consistent, efficient and effective assessments of interoperability arrangements
2013-01-25 FT: Regulations cause collateral damage
2013-01-25 FSA statement on Basel III rules on capital requirements for exposures to CCPs
2013-01-24 FT: Clearing house push set for delay

Prior Years Reports

Clearing and Settlement - 201244 articles out of 44.

Clearing and Settlement - 201151 articles out of 51.

Clearing and Settlement - 201017 articles out of 17.

Clearing and Settlement - 200942 articles out of 42.

Clearing and Settlement - 200859 articles out of 59.

Clearing and Settlement - 200738 articles out of 38.

Clearing and Settlement - 200627 articles out of 27.

Clearing and Settlement - 200520 articles out of 20.

Clearing and Settlement - 200432 articles out of 32.

Clearing and Settlement - 20035 articles out of 5.

Clearing and Settlement - 200210 articles out of 10.