OTC Clear welcomes ANZ as its first Clearing Member from Australia

July 14, 2017

HONG KONG - OTC Clearing Hong Kong Limited (OTC Clear), a subsidiary of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (HKEX) that was set up in 2013 to provide clearing services for over-the-counter derivatives, has welcomed Australia’s ANZ Bank as a clearing member.  ANZ’s membership took effect from July 10.

“We are pleased to welcome ANZ, the first Australian bank to join our OTC clearing service and the second international bank to join in the past three months, said Calvin Tai, HKEX’s Joint-Chief Operating Officer and Head of Clearing.

“We are encouraged to see more international banks recognising OTC Clear's value proposition, and its strengths in clearing Renminbi-focused OTC derivatives, including cross currency swaps and non-deliverable interest rate swaps,

“ANZ is a key market maker of OTC derivatives in the Asia-Pacific region, and has already cleared a number of interest rate swaps and cross currency swaps via OTC Clear since becoming a member. Mr Tai said.

Anshul Sidher, Global Head of Trading for ANZ, said: “OTC Clear membership is important to us, as it solidifies ANZ as a premier player in the offshore RMB market and in continuing to offer market-leading CNY- & CNH-related products and solutions to our clients.”  www.hkex.com,hk (ATI).