Julius Baer calls for private bank margin rule exemptions

Existing client collateral provision sufficient, says firm


The Asian arm of Swiss private bank Julius Baer is lobbying Singapore regulators to exempt this group of institutions from margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives transactions that are performed on a "back-to-back" basis. The firm says its clients already post enough collateral with it for other transactions that a specific requirement for derivatives exposures is unnecessary.

Risk.net reported in November that the existing business model for Asian private banks – whereby they

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