On March 27, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an update to its list of central clearinghouses (List of CCPs) that are authorized under the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) as well as its Public Register for the Clearing Obligation under EMIR (Public Register). Taken in combination, the updates announce the extension of LCH.Clearnet Ltd.’s authorization as a CCP to cover certain cash settled over-the-counter (OTC) inflation rate swaps, which include (1) UK RPI, (2) EUR HICPxT, (3) FRF CPIxT and (4) USD CPI.

A copy of the updated List of CCPs can be found here. A copy of the Public Register can be found here.