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CalPERS revealed as OCC’s liquidity facility source with eSecLending

CHICAGO and BOSTON (March 10, 2015) – The Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) and eSecLending announced today that they collaborated with CalPERS to develop a product to help OCC diversify and increase their committed liquidity resources while offering a compelling risk-adjusted return for CalPERS.  The fully collateralized facility offers the OCC, the world’s largest equity derivatives clearing organization, a source of timely access to liquidity while maintaining CalPERS’ conservative risk profile.

Options Clearing Corp down in seclending for Feb 2015

OCC’s securities lending CCP activity was down 9 percent in new loans from February 2014 with 97,356 transactions last month. Year-to-date stock loan activity is up 4 percent from 2014 with 203,122 new loan transactions in 2015. The average daily loan value cleared by OCC in February was $165,142,278,709.

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Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swaps

This afternoon, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the "Prudential Regulators") released re-proposed rules requiring swap dealers and major swap participants* to hold margin for uncleared swaps (the "Re-Proposed Margin Rules"). The Re-Proposed Margin Rules are available here.

Bank Regulators Re-Propose Rule for Margin on Uncleared Swaps

This afternoon, the Federal Reserve, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Farm Credit Administration, and the Federal Housing Finance Agency (the "Prudential Regulators") released re-proposed rules requiring swap dealers and major swap participants* to hold margin for uncleared swaps (the "Re-Proposed Margin Rules"). The Re-Proposed Margin Rules are available here.

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