CFTC Grants Order to LCH.Clearnet Limited Permitting Portfolio Margining of Customer Positions in Futures, Foreign Futures, and Cleared Swaps

Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC ) today issued an order to LCH.Clearnet Limited (LCH), a CFTC-registered derivatives clearing organization, under Section 4d(f) of the Commodity Exchange Act. The order was issued in response to a petition filed by LCH.

The order permits LCH and its clearing members that are registered futures commission merchants to: (1) commingle in an account subject to Section 4d(f) (a cleared swaps customer account) positions in futures, foreign futures, and cleared swaps, and related customer money, securities, and property; and (2) portfolio margin these positions in the cleared swaps customer account.

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