FCMs do not have capacity to sign up all category 2 firms, market participants warn – and swap futures stand to benefit
Some client trades have not been cleared within 60 seconds
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Firms that trade index and single-name CDSs will see margin requirements increase
Stop-gap margin solution would force most firms to post twice as much collateral as CCP members
Only registrants to date are MBIA and Cournot Financial Products – firms that have not traded derivatives since 2008
Regulators planning follow-up to trading book study that revealed huge variation in modelled RWA numbers
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.