Industry calls for 12-fold hike in margin threshold

Request to regulators would permanently exempt almost 1,000 firms from non-cleared margin rules

Trade bodies’ request also proposes removing physical forex from IM calculations

A group of trade bodies is asking global regulators to raise the threshold at which counterparties must comply with the fifth and final wave of initial margin rules on non-cleared derivatives – effectively calling on watchdogs to slash the number of in-scope entities tenfold to just over 100, and permanently exempt almost 1,000 firms from the rules.

In a letter to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions and copied to 58 regulatory

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