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Bewitched!

CME Clearing’s futures and options clearing service issued a variation margin payment call of $1.5 billion to one member in the first quarter of the year – the largest made by the central counterparty since Q2 2018. The call occurred on March 15, as a series of futures and options contracts expired simultaneously – an event known as a ‘quadruple witching’. The peak VM call was 56% bigger than the one of $975 million made in Q4 2018.

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