UK Extends Clearing Obligation Exemption for Pension Funds and Intragroup Transactions05/03/2023On April 28, 2023, the Pension Fund Clearing Obligation Exemption and Intragroup Transaction Transitional Clearing and Risk-Management Obligation Exemptions (Extension and Amendment) Regulations 2023 were published, with an explanatory memorandum. These Regulations come into effect on June 12, 2023, and will extend the expiry date of the:
- Exemption from the clearing obligation for pension schemes from June 18, 2023, to June 18, 2025. This means that U.K. and EEA pension funds will remain exempt from the U.K. clearing obligation. This change is made by amending U.K. EMIR, as provided for in the Over the Counter Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories (Amendment, etc., and Transitional Provision) (EU Exit) (No. 2) Regulations 2019.
- Temporary intragroup exemption provisions from December 31, 2023, to December 31, 2026. This means that the U.K. clearing obligation and risk mitigation measures will not apply to OTC derivative contracts between U.K. firms and their overseas group entities.
This is the first time that HM Treasury has used its powers to extend these dates.
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