CME Group, DTCC launch enhanced Treasury cross-margining arrangement
International derivatives marketplace CME Group and The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) today announced their enhanced cross-margining arrangement has gone live, enabling capital efficiencies for clearing members that trade and clear both U.S. Treasury securities and CME Group Interest Rate futures.
With the new arrangement implemented, eligible clearing members of CME Group and the Government Securities Division (GSD) of DTCC’s Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) can now cross-margin an expanded suite of products, including CME Group SOFR futures, Ultra 10-Year U.S. Treasury Note futures and Ultra U.S. Treasury Bond futures, with FICC-cleared U.S. Treasury notes and bonds. Repo transactions that have Treasury collateral with more than one year remaining to maturity will also be eligible for the enhanced cross-margining arrangement.
“We are continually seeking to make trading more efficient and cost effective for our clearing members,” said Suzanne Sprague, CME Group Global Head of Clearing and Post-Trade Services. “By increasing capital efficiencies for our clearing members who trade both cash and futures, this new Treasury cross-margining arrangement with DTCC builds on the benefits provided through our 20-year partnership and will contribute to an even more efficient U.S. Treasury marketplace, one of the most important, actively traded markets in the world.”
“We are pleased to continue to collaborate with CME Group to deliver enhancements to our cross-margining arrangement which will increase efficiency and enable capital savings opportunities for our members,” said Laura Klimpel, General Manager of Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) & Head of SIFMU Business Development at DTCC. “The importance of efficient cross-margining opportunities across Treasury securities and futures activity is even more significant based on the increase in Treasury activity that will be required to be centrally cleared. We look forward to continuing to advance our offerings and capabilities to continue to deliver additional value to the industry.”