BoE launches ‘exploratory’ CCP stress test

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The Bank of England has finalised its plans for “exploratory” stress-testing of the resilience of the three central counterparties (CCPs) operating in the UK.

ICE Clear Europe, LCH, and LME Clear will be tested on their ability to withstand credit and liquidity shocks in four scenarios of increasing severity.

The credit component will test how CCPs cope with a combination of market stress and defaults by clearing members. The liquidity component will focus on how CCPs are able to meet cash

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