From collapsing equity repo rates to footnote 88, and from the leverage ratio to new clearing house liquidity rules, the year has been full of surprises, many of them unpleasant. By the end of 2013, an...
As interest rates rise, big fixed-rate receivers such as pension funds will all slide out-of-the-money at the same time, potentially triggering huge margin calls. Some are already trying to soften the...
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There is a magic number in bank capital rules – 5,000 trades – below which portfolios qualify for a lower margin period of risk. Some dealers are now trying to cut their books down to size. Others claim that’s impossible. Joe Rennison reports
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