Goldman hikes clearing fees by 75bp as leverage ratio bites

New fee structure amounts to a fourfold increase in some cases

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Goldman Sachs is increasing derivatives clearing costs by up to 75 basis points as customers begin to share the weight of the US supplementary leverage ratio (SLR). The price hike represents a fourfold increase in some cases.

Other futures commission merchants (FCMs) – which provide access to clearing houses on an agency basis – are also raising their costs, but Goldman is the first case in which it has been possible to confirm the scale and details of the change. Three other FCMs and one client

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