CCP wrangling sparks new frontloading fears

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CME: yet to receive QCCP status

Banks and end-users may be forced to close out and replace trades that are destined to be cleared as a result of the delay to the authorisation of third-country clearing houses, dealers are warning. The danger zone starts up to seven months prior to the clearing deadline.

The issue arises because of the so-called frontloading provision in the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (Emir) – a rule forcing certain counterparties to retroactively clear some existing trades.

During the frontloadi

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