CC&G and CCP Austria sign landmark CCP clearing agreement
- CC&G will provide CCP Austria with Clearing System services across different asset classes
- No concentration risk: each entity remains fully responsible for its own CCP activity
CC&G, part of London Stock Exchange Group, and CCP Austria have today entered into a partnership agreement whereby CC&G will provide technology–driven CCP Clearing and Risk Management services to CCP Austria. The five-year agreement is customer-focused and each legal entity will remain fully responsible for its own distinct CCP activity. This agreement adds a new dimension to CCP cooperation by allowing CCP Austria to focus on its core commercial activities while utilizing CC&G’s trusted and reliable IT architecture.
Paolo Cittadini, CC&G CEO said: “CC&G is delighted to have been chosen as CCP Austria’s service provider. We see this agreement not only as a means of diversification of our revenues, but also as a way to further enhance our technology. We can serve simultaneously multiple CCPs in different geographies and with distinctive specificities, ensuring full compliance with the current European CCP regulatory framework of EMIR and abiding to world-wide CCP Principles. This agreement is a further step towards the expansion of the CC&G clearing services internationally.”
Wolfgang Aubrunner, CCP Austria CEO said: “CCP Austria’s cooperation with CC&G has been very positive so far and we are extremely pleased to further expand it. CC&G is already our current provider of the Risk Management Module which is integrated in the current Clearing System. The extension of this cooperation with CC&G will allow us to cooperate with a robust, trusted and globally well known CCP, so that we can dedicate all our resources to better serving our business community. Additionally this will allow to pool available synergies and expertise and be well prepared for future market and regulatory driven developments and to boost the role of CCP.A in the region.”
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About London Stock Exchange Group:
London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) is an international markets infrastructure business. Its diversified global business focuses on capital formation, intellectual property and risk and balance sheet management. LSEG operates an open access model, offering choice and partnership to customers across all of its businesses. The Group can trace its history back to 1698.
The Group operates a broad range of international equity, ETF, bond and derivatives markets, including London Stock Exchange; Borsa Italiana; MTS ( a European fixed income market); and Turquoise (a pan-European equities MTF). Through its platforms, LSEG offers market participants, unrivalled access to Europe’s capital markets. The Group also plays a vital economic and social role, enabling companies, including SMEs, to access funds for growth and development.
Through FTSE Russell, the Group is a global leader in financial indexing, benchmarking and analytic services with approximately $15 trillion benchmarked to its indexes. The Group also provides customers with an extensive range of data services, research and analytics through The Yield Book, Mergent, SEDOL, UnaVista, XTF and RNS.
Post trade and risk management services are a significant part of the Group’s business operations. In addition to majority ownership of LCH, a multi-asset global CCP operator, LSEG owns CC&G, the Italian clearing house and Monte Titoli, a leading European custody and settlement business.
LSEG Technology develops and operates high performance technology solutions, including trading, market surveillance and post trade systems for over 40 organisations and exchanges, including the Group’s own markets.
Headquartered in the United Kingdom, with significant operations in North America, Italy, France and Sri Lanka, the Group employs approximately 4,500 people.
Further information on London Stock Exchange Group can be found at www.lseg.com. The Group’s ticker symbol is LSE.L