Swiss Franc Government Bonds as Collateral

Report date

Circular No.

LCH Circular No 3740


1st June 2016


All LCH Ltd Clearing Members


Dear Member,

At LCH, we are constantly looking to expand our collateral services so that we can provide members with new opportunities to 1) provide a broader range of collateral, 2) provide collateral in new settlement locations and; 3) provide collateral via different methods.

That’s why we are pleased to announce that members can now provide Swiss Government securities (bonds and bills) as collateral.

Members that wish to provide eligible Swiss collateral can do so only via triparty collateral services provided by Clearstream Lux and Euroclear Bank.

Existing users of triparty services should note that the new schedule to include Swiss securities will be activated from 1St June 2016.

Clearing Members that are interested in using triparty services should contact:

The current haircut schedule for securities can be found at the following link:
LCH LTD Acceptable Collateral

Kind regards,

Collateral Services
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