When the need for a transparent risk management process in the credit default swaps market was identified, we responded by launching ICE Clear Credit – the world’s first CDS clearing house.

With a comprehensive product offering, robust end-of-day pricing methodology and capital efficiencies generated through a sophisticated risk model, ICE Clear Credit provides customers a complementary solution while we help mitigate systemic risk in the marketplace.

Financial resources held at the clearing house, including margin and clearing member guaranty funds, total more than $33 billion*. ICE Clear Credit is regulated by the CFTC and SEC and has been designated a systemically important financial market utility by the Financial Stability Oversight Council. It is recognized as a third-country central counterparty for products regulated by the CFTC in accordance with EMIR.

*For the latest financial resources please refer to the financial disclosure

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The Global Leader in Cleared CDS Volume

ICE CDS Clearing* ICE Clear Credit** ICE Clear Europe***  
  Index Corporate Single Names Sovereign Single Names Index Corporate Single Names Sovereign Single Names Total****
Instruments 179 487 38 146 199 7 704
Number of Trades Cleared 2,161,699 1,328,068 354,664 695,017 842,720 33,489 5,415,657
Gross Notional Cleared $97.6 trillion $6.54 trillion $3.45 trillion €24.9 trillion €3.8 trillion $673 billion $144 trillion
Buy-side Notional Cleared $62.5 trillion $1.42 trillion $805 billion €1.89 trillion €53.9 billion $8.01 billion $66.9 trillion
Open Interest $872 billion $383 billion $181 billion €287 billion €157 billion $46.7 billion $2.01 trillion
Clearing Members 29 30 59

* Comprehensive data from launch through November 20, 2020. CDS clearing began at ICE Clear Credit (formerly ICE Trust) in March 2009 and at ICE Clear Europe in July 2009.
** Indices include North American, European (iTraxx) and Emerging Market (CDX) instruments. Corporate single names include both North American and European instruments. All indices and single names are available for both client and dealer-dealer clearing.
*** Indices include North American and European (iTraxx) instruments. All indices are available for both client and dealer-dealer clearing.
**** Because many instruments are listed for clearing at both ICE Clear Credit and ICE Clear Europe, the total instruments cleared is less than the sum of each column.

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