DZ BANK AG BECOMES NEW CLEARING MEMBER IN EUREXOTC (ENG)
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News Release Deutsche Boerse Group 02.09.13
DZ BANK AG new clearing member in EurexOTC Clear
Connected since 30 August 2013/ Extension of network to cover cooperative financial sector
Eurex Clearing, Europe's leading clearing house, welcomes DZ BANK AG Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank, Frankfurt/Main, as a new member of EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps (IRS). The number of clearing members on EurexOTC Clear increases to 15. In addition to serving major group companies and affiliates, DZ BANK AG will offer its services to other interested clients as well.
“Participation in EurexOTC Clear is a strategic decision for DZ BANK. With Eurex Clearing’s services, we can also expand and enhance our range of services as a clearing broker for banks and institutional clients,” commented Lars Hille, Member of the Board of Managing Directors of DZ BANK AG.
“We are very pleased to welcome DZ BANK AG as a new user of our EurexOTC Clear offering, as this Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial network is an important pillar in the German banking system. This confirms the attractiveness of our offering,” added Thomas Book, CEO of Eurex Clearing.
EurexOTC Clear for Interest Rate Swaps was launched on 13 November 2012. Eurex Clearing offers fully integrated clearing and collateralization of OTC transactions and listed derivatives in a single clearing house and under one legal framework. Eurex Clearing’s members and their clients benefit from capital efficiency via portfolio margining of listed and OTC transactions alike (cross-margining) as well as a wide range of eligible collateral compared to other CCPs. There are also a variety of segregation solutions, including an
Individual Clearing Model that offers maximum protection of client assets and full portability of their positions and collateral.
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About DZ Bank DZ BANK is the fourth largest bank in Germany and the central institution for more than 900 German cooperative banks. Within the Volksbanken Raiffeisenbanken cooperative financial network, which is one of Germany’s largest private-sector financial services organizations, the DZ BANK AG functions both as a central institution and as a corporate and investment bank. As a holding, DZ BANK coordinates the efforts of the cooperative sector's comprehensive range of specialized services in order to achieve synergies and grow market potential for the benefit of the local cooperative banks. The DZ BANK Group includes Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall, R+V Versicherung Union Investment Group, and various other specialized institutions.
About Eurex Clearing Eurex Clearing is one of the leading central counterparties globally —assuring the safety and integrity of markets while providing innovation in risk management, clearing technology and client asset protection. Eurex Clearing
provides fully-automated, straight-through post-trade services for derivatives, equities, bonds, secured funding & financing and energy transactions, as well as industry-leading risk management technologies. As part of Eurex Group, Eurex Clearing serves more than 150 clearing members in 16 countries, managing a collateral pool of around EUR 48 billion and processing gross risks valued at almost EUR 7.5 trillion every month. In 2012, we cleared around 1.7 billion derivatives contracts – nearly half of which were traded off-exchange (over-the-counter, OTC). Find out more at www.eurexclearing.com Eurex Group is comprised of Eurex Exchange, the International Securities Exchange (ISE), the European Energy Exchange (EEX), Eurex Clearing, Eurex Bonds and Eurex Repo. Eurex Group is owned by Deutsche Börse AG (Xetra: DB1).
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