Regulatory rumbles

Nick Sawyer

Dealers agree new regulation for over-the-counter derivatives is inevitable – and some concede necessary in certain areas. However, as politicians debate the finer details of the new legislation, many fear there could be unintended consequences.

This is perhaps most clearly illustrated in the corporate sector. Firms clearing trades through a central counterparty (or via a clearing member bank) would be required to post initial and variation margin – which corporates have argued could put them

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