EU firms face margin threat as Brexit tips futures into OTC regime

Mid-2021 clearing, margin thresholds loom as LME, Ice futures lose exchange-traded status in EU


European Union-based users of some popular UK-listed commodity contracts saw their trades reclassified as over-the-counter on January 4 after the Brexit transition period expired without a deal on equivalence for trading venues.

Brent oil contracts at Ice Futures Europe and aluminium futures traded at the London Metal Exchange (LME) are among the affected contracts. EU corporates that continue to trade the contracts must meet additional reporting requirements and could face greatly increased

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