Buy-side firms call for greater margin security

US FCM omnibus model needs to be strengthened for OTC derivatives, say buy-side participants at a CFTC round table


Buy-side firms have called for the current model for segregation of client margin to be strengthened for the clearing of over-the-counter derivatives.

Speaking at a round table organised by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on June 3, a number of buy-side firms declared their preference for greater protection for client collateral than what is currently in place for futures markets.

As it stands, clients would post initial to a futures commission merchant (FCM), which would lump

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