Regulators review margin rates for CDS

Market analysis: CDS margining

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Credit default swaps, and over-the-counter derivatives more generally, have been a focal point of regulatory initiatives worldwide in the past couple of years, as policymakers attempt to enhance systemic stability while preserving the economic benefits of the instruments.

A central element of these initiatives is reviewing margin requirements and clearing of CDS contracts through central counterparty clearing houses (CCPs).

Aside from calibrating margin rates, policymakers must grapple with the

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