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The evolution of clearing and central counterparty services for exchange-traded derivatives in the United States and Europe - a comparison

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  • Daniela Russo
  • Terry L. Hart
  • Andreas Schönenberger

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This paper is organised as follows. Section 1 explains why issues concerning central counterparty clearing houses are of direct concern to central banks and why a comparison of the European and the US situation is of interest. Section 2 provides a comparative overview of the organisation of derivatives exchanges in the United States and in Europe. Section 3 focuses on the organisation of clearing, covering a broad range of aspects. Section 4 analyses operational developments in international risk management practices and arrangements. Section 5 discusses various forms of structural consolidation in the clearing and settlement infrastructure by highlighting the different approaches taken in the United States and in Europe. Section 6 is devoted to the roles of central banks and financial market regulators regarding clearing and to the challenges they face as a result of current innovations in clearing arrangements. Finally, Section 7 summarises some of the main findings.

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  • Daniela Russo & Terry L. Hart & Andreas Schönenberger, 2002. "The evolution of clearing and central counterparty services for exchange-traded derivatives in the United States and Europe - a comparison," Occasional Paper Series 05, European Central Bank.
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