Derivatives costs are set to rise on the back of new collateral management rules. Blake Evans-Pritchard looks at how life insurers are preparing
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Buy-side firms argue new regulations will create a collateral squeeze – despite claims by a Bank of England official that the fears are overplayed
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.