Northern Trust and AAC Help Dutch Institutional Investors Respond to Regulatory Challenges


In response to new mandatory central clearing requirements for over the counter derivatives, Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) and ABN AMRO Clearing have created a solution to help institutional investors meet their collateral transparency requirements.



Under the terms of the collaboration ABN AMRO Clearing will provide derivatives clearing services which, combined with Northern Trust’s custody and collateral management services, will help clients respond to the new regulatory requirements and reduce the burden of the transition to a cleared derivative environment. 

The Northern Trust and ABN AMRO Clearing solution provides clients with a set of account structures for cleared derivatives designed to increase safety and transparency on collateral flows throughout the central clearing process. 

“Dutch pension funds and insurance companies with derivative exposure are highly sophisticated and will face a number of unique regulatory challenges,” said Justin Chapman, global head of Industry Management at Northern Trust. “Working with ABN AMRO Clearing we can reduce the risk associated with counterparty and settlements and enhance the safety of our clients’ assets within transparent account structures.” 

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ABN AMRO Clearing Bank N.V. is a wholly owned subsidiary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V., and is one of the world’s leading providers of clearing and financing services for listed derivatives and cash securities, Equities, Fixed Income, OTC products, Warrants, Commodities and FX.