ICE Clear Credit Introduces Clearing for iTraxx
CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2013
CHICAGO, Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), a
leading operator of global markets and clearing houses, announced today it has
received regulatory approval for its U.S. based credit default swap clearing
house, ICE Clear Credit, to clear the Markit iTraxx Europe CDS indices.
Clearing for the contracts will launch on Feb. 25.
ICE Clear Credit will be the first U.S. based clearing house to offer clearing
for the Markit iTraxx Europe indices, including the Main, Crossover and HiVol
indices which fall under the CFTC clearing requirements. In addition to
dealer-to-dealer clearing, ICE Clear Credit will be the first North American
clearing house to offer buy-side clearing on these indices.
"By adding the iTraxx Europe indices to the list of instruments we clear at
ICE Clear Credit, we are helping our customers meet the requirements of the
Dodd-Frank clearing rules and providing an opportunity for them to benefit
from the capital efficiency of clearing all of their CDS indices in one
regulatory jurisdiction," said ICE Clear Credit President Christopher S.
In addition to the iTraxx indices, ICE Clear Credit also received regulatory
approval to clear European corporate single names. Clearing for North American
and European single names will launch for the buyside later this quarter.
With nearly 400 North American and European CDS instruments available for
clearing, ICE provides a robust CDS risk management model and open access for
all market participants. ICE has cleared over $37 trillion gross notional
value globally and is the market leader in CDS product coverage.
IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE) is a leading operator of regulated
exchanges and clearing houses serving the risk management needs of global
markets for agricultural, credit, currency, emissions, energy and equity index
products. ICE serves customers in more than 70 countries. www.theice.com
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