Third firm joins race to solve IM ‘big bang’

Margin utility AcadiaSoft will create docs for users, but also connect with rival services

The race is on to avoid a documentation crunch when many more firms will be caught by new margining rules

The battle for supremacy between initial margin documentation platforms is not going quite as envisaged. Initially a race between two rival groups, a third firm – margin utility AcadiaSoft – has now thrown its hat in the ring, while insisting its service would co-operate with the others as well as competing with them.

All three are trying to avert a documentation crunch in 2020, when an estimated 1,000 firms will be caught by the swaps market’s new margining regime for non-cleared trades. At

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