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Dealers, clients and clearing houses need to work together to resolve problems caused by intraday margin calls, say panellists
Proposals to require derivatives users to post initial margin on uncleared trades will cause many end-users to stop using derivatives, say a majority of survey respondents
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Working group publishes proposed margin rules for uncleared trades – bringing global rules in line with an earlier US proposal
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.
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