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Optimal Central Counterparty Risk Management

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  • Philipp Haene
  • Andy Sturm

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In order to protect themselves against the potential losses in case of a participant's default and to contain systemic risk, central counterparties (CCPs) need to maintain sufficient financial resources. Typically, these financial resources consist of margin requirements and contributions to a collective default fund. Based on a stylized model of CCP risk management, this article analyzes the main factors affecting the trade-off between margins and default fund. The optimal balance between these two risk management instruments is found to depend on collateral costs, participants' default probability, and the extent to which margin requirements are associated with risk-mitigating incentives. Given the increasing role of CCPs in financial markets in general and for financial stability in particular, these considerations are not only important for CCPs themselves, but also for financial regulators.

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Paper provided by Swiss National Bank in its series Working Papers with number 2009-07.

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Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:snb:snbwpa:2009-07

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Keywords: Central counterparty; margin requirements; default fund; financial stability; incentives;

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  1. Siyi Zhu, 2011. "Is there a 'race to the bottom' in central counterparties competition?," DNB Occasional Studies, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department 906, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  2. Jean-Sébastien Fontaine & Héctor Pérez Saiz & Joshua Slive, 2012. "When Lower Risk Increases Profit: Competition and Control of a Central Counterparty," Working Papers, Bank of Canada 12-35, Bank of Canada.

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