Client clearing: access and portability

CPMI Papers  | 
08 September 2022

The client clearing process facilitates access to central counterparties (CCPs), particularly for firms – known as 'clients' – that are not direct participants in a CCP and must rely on intermediaries to indirectly clear their trades. Since some entities cannot, or choose not to, directly participate in a CCP, improving access to client clearing is critical to the success of the G20's objective to have all standardised over-the-counter derivatives contracts cleared through CCPs.

Against this background, this CPMI-IOSCO report aims to increase common understanding of new access models that enable clients to directly access CCP services, and of effective porting, or transferring, practices for their positions. The report benefitted from input provided on its consultative version. The CPMI and IOSCO encourage industry efforts to engage in further work to:

  1. enhance transparency and disclosure regarding direct and sponsored access model participation; and
  2. develop further effective practices to facilitate porting, thereby ensuring clients' continued access to clearing in the event of an intermediary default.

In addition, the CPMI and IOSCO will monitor market developments in this area (including other potential emerging new access models) and will engage further as needed.