Regulators plan to delay IM ‘big bang’ – market sources

Most see final phase of initial margin rules coming a year later, in September 2021

The Bank for International Settlements, Basel
Photo: Ulrich Roth

Market participants expect regulators to announce a one-year delay to the fifth and final phase of the initial margin rules for non-cleared derivatives, which had been due to take effect in September 2020.

Six sources tell they have heard that international standard-setters – the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (Iosco) – will announce a one-year postponement within days. Two of those people said they gained the

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