EU non-cleared margin rules tipped for February

Regime likely to begin earlier than mid-2017, say regulatory sources

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The European Commission is seeking to implement the regime "as soon as possible"

The largest financial institutions could begin posting initial and variation margin for non-cleared derivatives as early as February 2017, according to sources familiar with the matter, as the European Commission (EC) looks to close the time lag between the region's implementation of the rules and other regulatory jurisdictions.

The start would be earlier than the mid-2017 timeline which had been signalled by the EC following its decision to delay its implementation of the new margin regime

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