Non-cleared margin logjam looms after squandered delay

Fewer than half of phase five firms have submitted documentation necessary to open custody accounts


Buy-side firms could struggle to meet the already delayed deadline for complying with the fifth wave of the non-cleared margin rules after many of them wasted a 12-month extension granted by regulators in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Firms with more than €50 billion equivalent in average aggregate notional amount (AANA) of over-the-counter derivatives will be required to start exchanging initial margin with counterparties from September 1, if they exceed the minimum exchange threshold of

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