19 Jul 2012
Uncleared trades will be subject to margin requirements under a proposal published by the Working Group on Margining Requirements this month (www.risk.net/2189972). Industry-wide estimates for the total amount of initial margin that will be locked down as a result range from $0.5 trillion to as high as $7 trillion if the standard look-up table is used. Will this lead to end-users opting not to use derivatives?
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