European regulator proposes anticipated derivatives rules

Rules favor more central clearing

The following is from the ESMA...

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has launched a consultation on its technical standards under the Regulation on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR), which is aimed at improving the functioning of OTC derivatives markets in the European Union (EU). EMIR aims to achieve this by reducing risks via the use of central clearing and risk mitigation techniques, increasing transparency via trade repositories (TR) and ensuring sound and resilient central counterparties (CCPs).

ESMA welcomes responses to the consultation paper by 5 August 2012.

An open hearing will take place on 12 July 2012. Please sign up online.

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