Trades will not become subject to initial margin rules part-way through their life, rule-making body tells Risk
Japan questions the current framework for clearing foreign exchange derivatives
Insurance Risk and BNY Mellon have conducted a survey to look at how insurance companies are preparing for the new regime and the opportunities and challenges that the changes will bring.
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Banks and pension plans are waiting for the US Department of Labor to clarify whether initial margin counts as plan assets
Some listed derivatives have equivalents in the cleared over-the-counter market, but the two product types are subject to different margin regimes – leaving the futures under-margined, and OTC swaps over-margined, critics say. The issue divides US and...
CCP is not collecting enough collateral, member firms say. New model is being reviewed by FSA
New rules would see OTC markets over-margined, while futures may be under-margined - and there could be systemic implications
Clearing houses can call for margin multiple times a day to protect against wild markets. But the burden of meeting those calls will initially fall on member firms – potentially creating a source of severe funding stress. By Matt Cameron
Draft European Securities and Markets Authority rules on indirect clearing caused uproar when they appeared in June. The regulator removed the most controversial elements in its final text, but dealers are still in the dark about the capital treatment...
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