Applicants for ICE Clear Europe membership are required under ICE Clear Europe's Clearing Rules to meet certain membership criteria (detailed in Rule 201(a)) at the time of application and thereafter whilst a clearing member. Membership requirements include, amongst other things:
In accordance with Article 6 of Regulation (EU) No 648/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on OTC derivatives, central counterparties and trade repositories (EMIR), ESMA shall maintain a Public Register to inform market participants on the clearing obligation. The details to be included in the Public Register are further specified in Article 8 of the Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 149/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December 2012 on inter alia the clearing obligation and the public register, which provides in Section 3.2 (Table 7) the dates from which the clearing obligation takes effect for Index CDS.
As a relevant authorised CCP, ICE Clear Europe is obliged to publish a details, as specified by ESMA, of market participants defined as Category 1 by Article 2 of the Clearing Obligation here.