Cash collateral

Investment policy

Cash investment only takes place at counterparties of high creditworthiness. Key criteria of Eurex Clearing's investment policy are:

  • Secured placement of cash (reverse repo as preferred instruments) collateralized with highly liquid financial instruments
  • Counterparties required to be authorized credit institutions with low credit risk based on an internal assessment by Eurex Clearing. (The minimum counterparty rating requirement corresponds to the S&P rating category BBB+/BBB)
  • Eligible collateral must be issued or guaranteed by governments, central banks, multilateral development banks, the EFSF or the ESM.
  • Investment tenor is mainly short-term