Esma requests derivatives clearing reprieve for smaller counterparties as deadline looms

By Dan Alderson

With time running out for market participants to comply with a 21 June deadline to start centrally clearing over-the-counter credit and interest rate derivatives, the European Securities and Markets Authority (Esma) has pleaded with national regulators to overlook the failure of smaller counterparties who may subsequently be absolved from the requirement in any case since thresholds are not yet finalised

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TAGS: Europe Regulation Credit derivatives