Clearstream, Euroclear eye buy-side bonanza as IM rules loom

Depositories offer access to automated margining in different ways, but each faces challenges

Euroclear and Clearstream
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With hundreds of funds due to be caught by new derivatives margining rules over the next two years, many are looking at ways to lighten the load – for example, by automating collateral transfers. The problem is that only four custodians offer this service. Two of them – Clearstream and Euroclear – have traditionally focused on banks and make onboarding demands that funds may baulk at.

The two international central securities depositories (ICSDs) hope to grab a chunk of this new business, but

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