HK margin rules on uncleared swaps should include exemptions, say market participants

Corporates and non-bank financial institutions should be exempted from any margin requirements on uncleared swaps in Hong Kong, say some participants

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Hong Kong regulators should include an exemption for corporates and non-bank financial institutions in any margin requirements for uncleared over-the-counter swaps, say some market participants.

In a consultation on the proposed regime for OTC derivatives, which closed on November 30, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) and Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) said they would consider whether non-cleared trades should be subject to margin requirements. This follows on from US prudential

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